The senior citizens' secretariat states that any party that ill-treats elders will be prosecuted.
Directress of the Senior Citizens' Secretariat J. Krishnamoorthi states that there are reports of complaints daily about individuals who ill-treat elders.
Facilities have been established for the general public to inform the secretariat about such individuals via phone number 0112 824082 and such complaints can be forwarded to the secretariat through district secretariats as well.
In addition, the Ministry of Social Services states that it will take measures to shut down Elder's Homes that have not been registered.
Speaking to our news team Ministry Secretary R M S Rathnayaka added the following.