SL maid sentenced to be stoned will return next year

2016-02-12 02:05:43

The 45-year-old Sri Lankan woman whose death sentence by stoning for adultery, was commuted by the Saudi Arabian government last December, will return to Sri Lanka in the middle of next year after completing her term of imprisonment, the Foreign Employment Bureau (FEB) stated yesterday.

The woman had been working in Saudi Arabia as a housemaid when she had been convicted for adultery with a Sri Lankan youth employed there.

As a result of the Sri Lanka government’s intervention pleading sympathetic consideration in the case, the Saudi Arabian government commuted the death sentence, imposing a jail term of three years.

“At the time she was imprisoned, she had already spent one and half years in jail. Therefore, only another one and half years needed to be spent in jail. Her term of imprisonment ends in June next year. We will make all the arrangements to bring her back to the country after the completion of her sentence,” Foreign Employment Bureau Spokesman Madushan Kularatne said. (Piyumi Fonseka)

  Comments - 7

  • Prem Friday, 12 February 2016 07:11

    She will have death sentence by her husband.

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    Premalal Friday, 12 February 2016 07:55

    It is time we stop sending young women for modern day slavery called by another name, house maid. All, men and women are vulnerable over a long period. Shame on our men and especially politicians for trying to live off the poor women.

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    ANTON Friday, 12 February 2016 07:21


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    Wise Donkey Friday, 12 February 2016 13:47

    Will bring the stones also along with her and if so who will pay the excess baggage?

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    Andare Friday, 12 February 2016 07:48

    The adultery partner can take charge via DM Android App

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    smartgent007 Friday, 12 February 2016 08:05

    Going overseas to earn for the welfare of the family. But some of these women get involved in illicit love affairs. It is advisable for Foreign Bureau to warn these before they leave the country that if they resort to any wrong-doings, they will have to face the consequences and not to expect the SL govt to intervene always

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    BUSHEL Friday, 12 February 2016 08:50

    Nobody want to adulterate for the fear of law. But when you get worked up you forget the punishment.

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