Abandoned infant : Couple agree to become a family

March 17, 2023 at 4:28 PM

The unmarried couple that had abandoned a 13-day-old infant in the toilet of the Batticaloa-bound Meenagaya express train recently have sought full custody of the child.

The couple had sought the permission of the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court for full custody of the child on the promise of legally marrying.

Senior Counsel Lakshan Dias appearing for the couple informed the court that his clients are preparing to legally marry today for the well-being of the child.

After taking into consideration the request, Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage ordered the couple to be released on two sureties.

The Magistrate also ordered the Director of the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children to hand over the infant to the couple and for the infant to be placed under the direct supervision of a Probation Officer.

The infant and the couple have also been ordered to appear before the Government Analyst on 21st March for a DNA test. (NewsWire)