Maid abused

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By Jude Samantha


Yet another case of a Sri Lankan maid being abused by her Middle Eastern employer has surfaced with a maid returning to the island from Qatar with burn injuries on her body.

The lady, identified as Abdul Majid Hilmiya (27) returned to the island on Wednesday and has now been admitted to the Mundalama hospital for treatment.

According to the maid her employer in Doha, Qatar had poured hot water on her body and she is now receiving treatment after sustaining burn injuries from her waist downwards. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Ish Friday, 17 September 2010 05:37 AM

    you will start to care, when you suffer the same fate...

    malkanthi Friday, 17 September 2010 05:40 AM

    dear Ish, this is not my view point, but presumptions based on action taken by relevant authorities so far!!

    Podi Guru Friday, 17 September 2010 05:24 PM

    A lot of people care, but cannot do anything about it, beyond making sarcastic and bitter comments on sites such as this one.

    Regi Friday, 17 September 2010 06:15 AM

    Unlike our Embassy Staff, the Phillipines Embassies in the Middle east region and their Government take care of the welfare of their citizens to the utmost. They are very strict and our Embasy staff more interssted in getting visas.

    Smart Aleck Friday, 17 September 2010 06:18 AM

    Those Arabs will trot out the excuse that the maid burnt herself after leaving their airport.

    Top Sri Lankan Friday, 17 September 2010 06:21 AM

    Our embassies in the middle east should be calling each and every domestic labourer once a month to make sure they are very safe and paid properly, if they are not, a case should be filed immediately, learn it from the philipinos.

    chami Friday, 17 September 2010 06:34 AM

    This is a serious issue should be addressed immediately. Some time ago President himself gave a deadline to stop sending maids overseas, perhaps a election promise he might never remember again now with endless time he could remain in power.

    Navam Gonathilak Friday, 17 September 2010 06:42 AM

    We should STOP sending our maids to the middle east and show their way to improve their life in a better position. Those Arabs never learn the lessons at all even all the world teach them what is humanity and how to respect.

    Althaf Friday, 17 September 2010 06:43 AM

    Hats off Regi , You got it spot on.
    Unlike Indonesian and Phillipine embassy, ours doesnt care about the welfare of Sri Lankan, as always , unfortunately.

    M.ASHRAFF NAZIM Friday, 17 September 2010 06:56 AM

    THOSE WHO HAVE THE WOUND WILL ONLY KNOWS THE PAIN. THIS IS ONCE AGAIN A HOT NEWS WITH HOT WATER IT IS THE FAULT OF OUR FOREIGN MINISTRY FOR TAKING A CONCRETE SOLUTION WITH REGARD TO THE HOUSE MAID

    Faqi Friday, 17 September 2010 07:09 AM

    This is a national disgrace.STOP sending maids to the middle eastern countries. Period.

    Kan Friday, 17 September 2010 07:15 AM

    After seeing so many cases, I don't think they should be allowed to go overseas, now a days they are paid very well in domestic work in Sri Lanka even upto rs10000 a month nett, food and accomodation provided by employer.Government should think over it and the consequences.

    To malkanthi Wednesday, 13 October 2010 06:24 PM

    I see your frustration. Leaders dont care. They care about the money that these poor souls send.

    These people are the nastiest

    D Friday, 17 September 2010 04:52 AM

    when will this stop...

    malkanthi Friday, 17 September 2010 05:02 AM

    We cannot ban this housemaid business no matter how seriously these poor women are affected, as this gives a huge revenue, contributing to our economy. So who cares??


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