Friday, November 25, 2011
Baby Farm raided in Moratuwa
The CID is supporting an investigation into a children’s home at Rawatawatte in Moratuwa, where a child farm racket had taken place.
Chairperson of the National Child Protection Authority Anoma Dissanayake said the IGP has promised his support for the probe.
The children's home is presently under the custody of the NCPA, which was exposed following a call to the 1929 hotline.
The NCPA raided the place Nov. 23 and took around 70 children, including several infants, 15 mothers and six pregnant women, into its care.
A middleman, an American couple, a German couple as well as two Sri Lankan women had been there at the time.
Foreigners had paid more than Rs. 700,000 to buy a child from the children's home, which had given Rs. 35,000 to the mother.
Among the suspects arrested is a sister, who will be produced before courts today.
source : srilankamirror