Obstructing Child Protection Authority considered a punishable offense

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The National Child Protection Authority says it is working to protect children from all forms of abuse including physical, mental, sexual, and neglect.

Chairman of the National Child Protection Authority, Prof. Muditha Vidanapathirana said that all those who obstruct or resist the Child Protection Authority when it exercises its authority will be considered to have committed an offense.

Further, the National Child Protection Authority will take strict legal action against such parties, he added.

In a statement, Prof. Vidanapathirana stated that the National Child Protection Authority expects all persons and parties to work together in a responsible manner to ensure child protection and the best interests of children.