Ashoka Fellow
Sri Lanka
Fellow Since 2003
National Child Protection Authority
This description of Harendra De silva's work was prepared when Harendra De silva was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2003.
Professor Harendra de Silva has successfully helped to create the National Child Protection Authority of Sri Lanka, and he is leading its campaign to end child abuse throughout that country by overcoming outdated legislation, weak coordination among citizen sector groups, and governmental and public inaction and prejudice.
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