Minister rules out school admission to kid rumored to have AIDS?

Minister rules out school admission to kid rumored to have AIDS?

March 6, 2016   03:28 pm

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Sri Lanka’s Minister of Education, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has said that five year old child, shunned by local schools for being “HIV Positive”, cannot be admitted to a normal school, and that he will get a court order to put the child in a Probationary Institution, the New Indian Express reported.


Kariyawasam quoted the local Director of Education as saying that child’s father had died of AIDS and that kid is HIV Positive.


The Minister went on to say that the mother could pass on the virus to her son by simply lying next to him. In view of this, he said he would seek a Court order to separate the mother and child and put the latter in an institution run by the Department of Probation and Child Care.


(Source – New Indian Express)


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