According to the ‘Ada’ newspaper, Mr .Prarthibha Mahanamaheva has called up the Ministry of Education and National Child Protection Agency to discuss the extreme phyiscal and mental stress caused by the Grade V scholarship on young children.
Sri lanka is a signatory to the Convention on Rights of the Child . It will be interesting to see which clauses in the convention are being considered.
1. States Parties shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parent(s), legal guardian(s) or any other person who has the care of the child.
1. States Parties recognize the right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child’s physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development.
1. States Parties agree that the education of the child shall be directed to:
(a) The development of the child’s personality, talents and mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential;