Children’s rights must be protected – President

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On World Children’s Day, we should focus attention not only on children’s rights and privileges but also on the challenges faced by children from various elements in society, President Maithripala Sirisena stressed yesterday.

The President was speaking at the annual prize giving ceremony of Balapitiya Rewatha National College, Galle yesterday.

Since today’s child is tomorrow’s leader, it is the duty of everyone in society to ensure that children’s rights are protected so that intelligent and virtuous children are produced.“The government has launched a number of projects while establishing several state organisations to fulfill this duty,” he added.