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15th September 2020 22:38:49 Hours

Puttalam Area Civilians Alerted to Incidence of Child Abuse

58 Division HQ-based in Puttalam in order to alert the public on increasing incidence of child abuse, legal aspects and social implications organized an awareness conference at the Division HQ on Saturday (12) on a suggestion of Major General Priyankara Fernando, General Officer Commanding, 58 Division.

The Assistant Superintend of Police, Mr Buddhika Prasad Balachandra, a lecturer at Kalutara Police Training School delivered the main lecture after he was introduced to the occasion. Over 300 parents in the general area of Puttalam attended the awareness programme and all of them were provided with refreshments and a special lunch at the end of the session. .

Mr Ranil Fernando and Mrs Shevon Fernando, close acquaintances of Major General Priyankara Fernando sponsored the lunch treat and coordinated the guest lecturer's participation.

Ven Kadawatha Dhammadassi Thero, Chief Incumbent at Mahakonwewa Chiththa Samadhi Paramita Vihara, Rev father Shehan Fernando, Head of the Karuwalagaswewa Mission, Mrs Chandrasiri Bandara, District Secretary for Puttalam, DIG Nimal Perera, Mrs Samantha Weerasoriya, Divisional Secretary for Puttalam, Mr Nandana Somathilake, Divisional Secretary for Kalpitiya, several invitees, officers and other ranks participated in the day's programme.