Samagi Jana Balawegaya Parliamentarian V Radhakrishnan says the new Act formulated to eradicate child labour will be presented to Parliament promptly.
Speaking to NewsRadio MP Radhakrishnan said under the new Act, laws have been formulated to issue stern punishments for parents who direct children as domestic workers.
The MP said he met with the National Child Protection Authority and Deputy Chairman; retired justice Sujatha Alahapperuma had stated the existing laws were insufficient in this regard.
He therefore said a decision was reached to introduce a new Act to prevent child labour.
He stated steps will be taken to introduce the new law promptly.