The Family Health Bureau states that a hotline number which is operational around the clock has been introduced for “Mithuru Piyasa” in order to report incidents related to domestic violence.

Accordingly, the general public can now inform the Family Health Bureau’s “Mithuru Piyasa” pertaining to any form of domestic violence incidents through the contact number – 070 2 611 111.

Meanwhile, the National Programme Manager of the Women’s Health Unit of the Family Health Bureau, Consultant Community Physician Dr. Nethanjalie Mapitigama pointed out that around 10 percent of males in the country also subjected to domestic violence at present. 

The medical officer-in-charge of the “Mithuru Piyasa” center at Colombo – South Teaching Hospital, Dr. Heshani Karunathilake said that the use of mobile phones and social media has become a major cause for the rise in domestic violence incidents.