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Tuesday, 17 March 2015 23:06

Opening ceremony of Lama Piayasa

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at Rehabilitation Hospital Ragama, on 09th March 2015.


It was held on 25 September 2014 (9am-4pm), at Stargazer Hotel, Ja-Ella. The National Guideline was formatted, re-printed in more user friendly manner and released at this launch of pilot project in Gampha district.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 22:50

Web site launch

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We are glad to announce that the web site of the Creating Safe Communities for Children project launched at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall on the 3rd of July 2014 by Mr Maithripala Sirisena MP, Honourable Minister of Health.

It was held on 23 January 2014
With participation of Consultant Paediatrcians

  • Consultant Psychiatrists
  • Probation Officers

Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians
1.    Prof. Asvini D Fernando
2.    Prof. Wasantha Karunasekera
3.    Dr. Kalyani Guruge
4.    Dr. Shanthini Ganeshan
5.    Dr. Manel Fernando
6.    Dr. Lilanthi de Silva
7.    Dr. Anoma Weerasingha
8.    Dr. Srian Fernando
9.    Dr. Nishadie Ranasinghe
10.    Dr. Ranmali Rodrigo

The College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka

11.    Dr. Laksiri Waidyaratne
12.    Dr. S.M.H.M.K. Senenayake
13.    Dr. Channa Perera
14.    Dr. Jean Perera
15.    Dr I.D.G. Kithulwathe

The Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists

16.    Dr. Usha Gunawardhana
17.    Dr. Lalin Fernando
18.    Dr. M. Ganesan
19.    Prof. Hemamali Perera
20.    Dr. Leenika Wijerathne
21.    Dr. Asiri Rodrigo

The Medico-Legal Society

22.    Hon.Justice Shiranee Tilakawardena
23.    Dr Anuruddhi Edirisinghe
24.    Dr Muditha Vidhanapathirana

Ministry of child Development and Women Affairs

Mr. Eric Illayaparachchi
Ms. Anoma Dissanayake
Ms. Yamuna Perera
Ms. Nirmalie Perera

Ministry of Justice
Ms. Kamalini de Silva
Mr. Sajeeva Samaranayake
Ms. Sriyangi Fernando

Attorney General’s Department
Ms. Ayesha Jinasena
Mr. Sarath Jayamanna


Ministry of Education
        Ms. B.P.Withanage

Sri Lanka Police
        Mr. Jayantha Wickramasinghe

Ministry of Health
        Dr. Deepthi Perera
        Dr. Champika Wickramasinghe

Plan Sri Lanka
Mr. Tissa Rajaguru

-   Launch of the National Guideline on the Management of Victims of Child Abuse and Neglect.
-   Launch of posters on prevention of child abuse and neglect.

The event was held on 04th December 2013, at BMICH, Colombo, by the Honourable Minister of Health, Maithripala Sirisena.
As described earlier this project has two main objectives:

  • prevention of child abuse and neglect
  • the better management of victims

The intention of the guideline is to provide more systematic, well integrated and well directed management and follow up plan for the victims of child abuse and neglect in Sri Lanka and ultimately to minimise the short term and long term physical, psychological and social adverse effects of child abuse and neglect.

This was succeed followed by the several meeting and discussions among the professional bodies and the ministries who are involved in management of victims.
It is mainly covered the better management of the victims.

Ceremony  Laying Foundation stone –  25 November 2013
Lama Piyasa is award for victims of child abuse and neglect, in health institute to provide comprehensive care for victims of child abuse and neglect in a secure, homely environment.

It will have the facilities for recording of video evidence from child victim

  • Management of medical/ legal issues
  • Management of psychological sequelae of abuse
  • Assessment and provision of psycho-social needs of the victims of abuse in liaison with the relevant agencies.

Workshop for Probation officers

This was held under the theme of “Let’s make a safe and conductive environment for children”
on 22-25 April 2013, and it was a collaborative project of,

  • The Head Office of Children and Women’s Bureau of Sri Lanka Police
  • The Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians
  • Plan Sri Lanka
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