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18 September 2016 05:19 pm - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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More Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi women have been coming to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in recent years because of the shortage of housemaids there in the wake of a ban imposed by some other Asian nations on women going to the UAE to work as housemaids, Gulf News reported today.

Diplomats of the two countries said it was compulsory for housemaids from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to undergo a few weeks of training so that they would be with the skills necessary to work at such jobs abroad.

Traditionally, housemaids coming into the UAE were from the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Nepal and Ethiopia.

Philippines, Indonesia and Nepal recently banned women from going abroad.

The number of Indian housemaids coming to the UAE saw a drastic reduction in the wake of stringent restrictions imposed by the Indian Government.

Although Ethiopia too had banned the emigration of housemaids, the ban was lifted recently. (Gulf News)

  Comments - 14

  • MakeSriLankaCeylonAgain Sunday, 18 September 2016 05:48 PM

    i am so proud to come from a slave trading island! :)

    Sonali Sunday, 18 September 2016 06:07 PM

    There's a reason for those countries to ban their women going to the UAE. We on the other hand don't seem to give two hoots to the safety of our women as long as oil money comes in.

    Manel Sunday, 18 September 2016 06:21 PM

    The reality of the matter is that the plundering politicians of this country made the people poor and this forced them to seek employment abroad.

    Dauyawathie Sunday, 18 September 2016 07:01 PM

    Manel you are spot on. As long as the politicians of these poor countries have scant respect for these women this slave trade will continue. If you see how these poor souls are treated you breake your heart. They are treated worst than animals.

    Ahmed Sunday, 18 September 2016 07:08 PM

    why cant sri lanka stop sending maids to arabia when other asian countries got the courage to stop sending women abroad as maids ?

    Ravi Monday, 19 September 2016 05:09 PM

    Shameless Sri lankan government

    BBod Sunday, 18 September 2016 07:23 PM

    Stop complaining. How else are we going to find foreign exchange for our politicians to travel abroad?

    CEYLON Sunday, 18 September 2016 07:39 PM

    Plundering corrupt politicians have destroyed our country. Ceylon constructive Sri Lanka destructive What a shame via DM Android App

    TONY Sunday, 18 September 2016 08:02 PM

    THOSE GOING FOR OVERSEAS JOBS ESPECIALLY PHILIPINES HAVE TO BE PAID A HIGH BASIC SALARY. THERE IS NO SUCH DEMAND FOR SRI LANKAN MAIDS AND OUR AGENTS STOOP DOWN TO EVERYTHING

    southpaw Sunday, 18 September 2016 08:08 PM

    It would be impossible for our politicos to import luxury vehicles. Without these great woman working abroad and bringing the hard earned dollars.

    hafildeen Sunday, 18 September 2016 08:16 PM

    it is so shame to Sri Lanka to say that we are leading countries to send housemaids to Middle East.

    xlntgson Tuesday, 20 September 2016 05:54 AM

    Phillippines, Indonesia, Nepal, then, what about India? There is no official ban but a few maids employed in Arabia. Why?

    Damith W Monday, 19 September 2016 12:55 PM

    We drive Posche and benz from the money eraned by our mothers and sisters doing slavery ... MARA , and then Yahapalanaya ..they need to pay back the loans

    madura Monday, 19 September 2016 01:09 PM

    Its pathetic that any of the governments hasn't had a plan to get women directly involved to the economy. If we are to remain them with their families we have to forget all these dinars, riyals coming in. Yet the government doesn't seem to have a backbone to do so. Everybody values money over anything.


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