Man attempts suicide over FEB failure

9 December 2013 10:09 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A person from Anuradhapura attempted suicide by taking poison in front of the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau at Battaramulla. He had a grouse against the authorities for ignoring his requests to get his foreign-employed wife back to Sri Lanka.

He was admitted to the Thalangma Hospital and transferred in critical condition to the Colombo General Hospital.

His sister said that about four months ago her brother informed the Foreign Employment Bureau that his wife was facing hardships and that she wanted to return to the country. However he was not in a position to meet the expenses of the journey that included airfare amounting to Rs.300,000 as advised by officials.

She also said that her brother had been requested to call over at the Foreign Employment Bureau today. However, when her brother came to bureau with his four children and met with officials he had been told to wait a couple of more weeks. She said her brother must have taken poison due to pain of mind. (Muditha Dayananada)

  Comments - 10

  • Rana Monday, 09 December 2013 10:24 AM

    Shame on you FEB buggers

    mota Monday, 09 December 2013 04:09 PM

    Every story has two versions. Many may not be aware that these women and even their husbands are paid between 50K to 150K by agencies out of their commission. After enjoying all that the husband wants to get her back and send again through another agency. this is a racket by many house maids. this is another side of the story. What I feel is the govt should put a full stop for this HM employment in gulf. they bring disgrace to the country.

    lkboy Monday, 09 December 2013 10:34 AM

    what a pathetic bureau.

    ram Monday, 09 December 2013 11:07 AM

    FEB buggers there to chat eat take the money and go home there day job idiots .

    Senaka Monday, 09 December 2013 11:19 AM

    Dear Amal Senadhilanka,
    Please look into such matters more seriously. Thanks

    Jesica Monday, 09 December 2013 11:21 AM

    Don't understand why he is so upset? If his wife wanted to come back she could easily. Fact is the wife is probably attracted to her to Arab employers for their masculine beards and good hygiene. The husband should not try and interfere in his wife's job. If she wants to come home she will. Deal with it.

    Tintin Monday, 09 December 2013 11:31 AM

    OMG! Tears well in my eyes to read this news item. How helpless are the poor in my country??
    No influence, then no say???

    investigator Tuesday, 10 December 2013 08:04 AM

    sad story.

    investigator Tuesday, 10 December 2013 08:05 AM

    employment beauro is bussy with disturbing employees.

    Lucky Monday, 09 December 2013 02:44 PM

    Humble request for media / journalists in Sri Lanka to investigate on these issues and being injustice government workers in SLFEB to Justis.

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