The Commissioner of the Sri Lankan Human Rights Commission Dr Prathiba Mahanama Hewa confirms that 2,500 child abuse cases have been reported between the 1st of January 2010 and 1st July 2012.

He further confirmed that this figure is derived from the number of complaints made to the Police but added that it would be much higher as many such cases are never reported. The majority of these reported were from the Western province.

The Human Rights Commissioner said that at a minimum 3 to 4 cases are reported per day.

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