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Issues Relating to Prevention of Child Labour in Sri Lanka Nisha Arunatilake and Roshani de Silva

The notion of child labour is not easily defi ned. This is because, it does not only

depend on the activity a child engages in, but also on the impact that activity has on

the child. Some forms of work that do not have any adverse effects on health and

personal development of a child are in fact thought to contribute positively to a child’s

development. These include household chores, helping with family enterprises and

part time work outside school hours and school holidays that allow children to earn

pocket money (International Labour Organization (ILO) 2002).