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Saroj Pathirana - BBC News,

"Thousands of Sri Lankan babies were put up for adoption between the 1960s and 1980s - some of them sold by "baby farms" to prospective parents across Europe," according to this article from BBC News.

Darshani Hettiarachchi - Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health,

This article explores mental health related issues in children and adolescents in childcare institutions in Sri Lanka.

World Vision,

This consultation explores children and young people’s views and experiences related to COVID-19 and its secondary impacts.

G. A. Wasana Sudesh - Institutionalised Children Explorations and Beyond,

This article offers a Local Process Initiative (LPI) process in the Devinuwara Divisional Secretariat Division (DSD) in the Matara District of Sri Lanka as an effective strategy for the deinstitutionalisation and quality alternative care of children in South Asia.

Amanda Adamcheck, et al - Institutionalised Children Explorations and Beyond,

This article examines the extent to which two key child rights principles enshrined in the Convention have been incorporated into the domestic law of seven South Asian countries: (a) the obligation to undertake active measures to prevent the unnecessary separation of children from their families and (b) the placing of a child in alternative care as a measure of last resort.

Shamila Manori & Pushpa Lalani Jayawardana - Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka,

The purpose of this study is to describe the emotional and behavioural status and the associated factors among inmates aged 11-16 years of children’s homes in the Gampaha Probationary Division of Sri Lanka.

Pabasari Ginige, Anuradha Baminiwatta, Hasara Jayawardana - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this study was to investigate the emotional and behavioral problems of children living in child care institutions (CCIs) in Kandy District, Sri Lanka, and to explore associated factors.

Better Care Network,

This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Family for Every Child,

Family for Every Child is looking for an experienced researcher to produce a report on the context for children in Sri Lanka, including recommendations for strong CSOs working on care for children.

Perera W.D.P. - Institutionalised Children Explorations and Beyond,

This article from the Institutionalised Children Explorations and Beyond Special Issue on Aftercare explores the outcomes for young people who have transitioned out of alternative care and into independent living in Sri Lanka and the need for policy changes to better meet their needs.