Sri Lanka`s NCPA seeks new homes for war victim children

A countrywide appeal was issued in Sri Lanka to seek new homes for thousands of children orphaned during the nation`s three decade long civil war.

Last Updated: Dec 29, 2010, 16:56 PM IST

Colombo: A countrywide appeal was issued
in Sri Lanka to seek new homes for thousands of children
orphaned during the nation`s three decade long civil war.

Sri Lanka`s National Child Protection Authority has
sought help of the public to find new homes for the children,
victims of war.

Initially the programme was started in Mullativu and
Kilinochchi districts where the final phase of the war with
Tamil Tigers took place.

"There are almost 1100 children in those two districts
alone who have lost both parents or either one of the parents,
and are currently under the care of relatives," the government
announced.

The NCPA aims at establishing a guardianship system
for these children, the body`s chairperson Anoma Dissanayaka
said.

"Therefore, any person can assist in raising these
children."

The NCPA expects to receive at least Rs 1,500 for
children under the age of 10 and Rs 2,000 for children over 10
years.

PTI