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Jaffna High Court delivers verdict in favour of Gods Own children Foundation

Press Statement by Gods Own children Foundation

On 22 March 2012, the Jaffna High Court delivered a auch awaited verdict in Favour of Gods Own children Foundation.

The Judgment in Summary Stated that – The Decision of the District Court of Point Pedro / Magistrate Court of Point Pedro to Order the Closure of Puloly Children’s Village, Last Year , on the advice of the Department of Probation and Child Care, on the basis that this Children’s Home was Not Registered with the Department of Child Care and Probation, was ‘not valid in law’.

The Judgment was delivered by His Honour Justice Paramaraja, who is now in the Jaffna Appeal Court, and The Judgment was read out by sitting High Court Judge, His Honour Justice Viswanathan.

Gods Own Children Foundation hired the services of Colombo Lawyer , Mr Yoosuf Nasar and Mrs Vijayarani Uruththireswaran to assist him.

Puloly Children’s Village was a sincere effort by Gods Own Children Foundation to Rehabilitate and Resettle Disadvantaged War affected Children, by providing them Loving Care, Standard Education, Medical Services, Psychological Counseling, and of Course Basic needs Such as Food and Clothing.

Puloly Children’s Village provided shelter to 163 Disadvantaged Children , admitted directly from the Internally Displaced Person (IDP) Camps in Chettikulam, Vavuniya, where more than 300 ,000 Civilians were interned in the aftermath of the Brutal war between The LTTE and the Government of Sri Lanka.

Similar to Puloly Children’s Village, 39 Other Unregistered Children’s Homes are earmarked for closure, but with this Landmark Decision, it is now Doubtful, whether the Department of Probation and Child Care, will go ahead with their plans.

Gods Own Children Foundation is the Non Profit Organisation, operating Puloly Children’s Village in Point Pedro. GOCF also operates a Children’s Home for Differently Able Children, in Achchuveli, in the Jaffna District.

Gods Own Children Foundation is a Non Profit Organisation , Registered with the Registrar of Companies, Sri Lanka, and is also Registered as a Non Governmental Organisation with the Divisional Secretariats of Nallur and Point Pedro, in the Jaffna District

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