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Friday, 7 January, 2005

Sri Lanka bans tsunami adoptions

The Sri Lankan authorities have banned the adoption of children affected by the tsunami until further notice.

The move follows concern expressed by the UN that some orphans were being targeted by criminal gangs.

There are no statistics in Sri Lanka for the number of children orphaned by the disaster. The government says it is compiling a census.

Read the Full Article in BBC News

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Blogger Angelo Embuldeniya (Strav) said :

But this report by the BBC contradicts the NCPA ( National Child Protection Authority) in Sri Lanka, where listed on the homepage of their website (http://www.childprotection.gov.lk/) is the following:

We wish to inform you that The NCPA is in the process of providing relief to children who are displaced at the moment. Please treat that the NCPA is only a facilitator.

Then there is a link where those wishing to adopt kids can go ahead and download and post it to the NCPA, their postal address is given as well.

I guess the best thing to do would be to email the NCPA & find out for yourselves, so if anyone's interested in adopting orphans of the tsunami in Sri Lanka, find out more details by sending the NCPA an email (info@childprotection.gov.lk), visit their website (www.childprotection.gov.lk), call them (94-01-2778911, 94-01-2778912, and 94-01-2778913), fax them (94-01-2778915)or write to them (NO 330, Thalawathugoda Road, Madiwela, Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka.)

Hope the above helps.

Fri Jan 07, 07:35:00 AM IST