Friday, September 17, 2021

Tag: Social Issues

Over 20,000 underage girls in Sri Lanka involved in child marriages, cohabiting relationships

Colombo, Oct 12 (NIA) - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) on Wednesday, said that while Sri Lanka has made substantial progress to address child marriages and teenage pregnancies, some Sri Lankan girls are still being deprived of a carefree childhood and the opportunity to realize their full potential as a result of ...

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Sri Lankan court sentences 7 family members to death

Aug 5 (NIA) - A Sri Lanka high court in the country's central hills of Nuwera Eliya, on Friday sentenced seven members from the same family to death over a murder committed 16 years ago. The suspects had been charged over the assault and murder of a resident of Venture Estate in Nuwara Eliya in July, 2000. High Court Judge Lalith Ekanayake ...

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