Investigation after 250 Sri Lankan children used to carry bride's train

An investigation has been launched by child protection authorities

Investigation after 250 Sri Lankan children used to carry bride's train

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Authorities in Sri Lanka say they are investigating after 250 children were reportedly used to carry a bride's saree train.

The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) says the children were used during school hours for the ceremony in the district of Kandy.

In a statement, the NCPA says it "strongly disapproves (of) children being used in this manner in violation of their rights to education, security and dignity.

"The National Child Protection Authority will take action (against) those responsible for this outrageous act".

The chairperson of the authority, Marini de Livera, says they were alerted to the situation by the general public.


AFP reports the students were from a school named after a special guest at the wedding.

Local media said the saree was the longest ever worn by a bride in Sri Lanka.