The Sri Lanka Police have set up a phone line for the general public to call to report any activity involving child labor in Colombo or its environs.
Senior DIG Ajith Rohana, a police spokesman, said a special operation was launched yesterday in the Colombo city and suburbs districts of the Western Province to track down offenders involved in child labor activities.
He said that underage minors had been brought to Colombo for child labor operations, particularly from hill country districts in Central Province.
“As a result, we are carrying out this operation. Two police teams were deployed to investigate specific locations, and the operation was carried out in the Modara and Kollupitiya police districts.”
He added that the officers had investigated roughly 30 houses and apartments the day before.
The operation will continue today, according to the Senior DIG, and search operations will be conducted based on information gathered by police intelligence personnel in different police locations throughout Colombo.
He said that if members of the public have any information about child labor, they can contact the Colombo Emergency Centre at 0112433333.
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