Use of students to hold the Osariya fall is being investigated

Use of students to hold the Osariya fall is being investigated

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National Child Protection Authority has said that an investigation will be launched into an incident in which school children were used for a wedding ceremony in the Gannoruwa area in Kandy.
The public have lodged complaints with the National Child Protection Authority that the use of children for the establishment of a Guinness record in a bridal attire displaying the longest fall of a traditional Kandyan saree (Osariya). 250 school children supported in holding the saree fall.
Action has been taken to launch a comprehensive investigation with respect to the incident and the Child Protection Authority was holding talks with the related educational officials. Chairperson of the National Child Protection Authority Marini De Livera stated that an investigation will be launched as the NCPA received complaints stating that the children involved in the procession along the Gannoruwa-Kandy road, were in grave danger. 
Kandy Provincial Education Director Thilak Eknayake in response to queries raised from him said that suitable action would be initiated after holding discussions with Provincial Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake.
Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that the Education Ministry too is conducting an inquiry into this incident.