Agency banned

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The Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau (SLFEB) has decided to ban with immediate effect the recruitment agency which sent L.T Ariyawathie to her Employers in Saudi Arabia.

The Chairman of the bureau, Kingsley Ranawaka said the bureau is to conduct investigations into the incident and will also look into complaints made against the recruitment agency. 

Nails and pins had been inserted into Ariyawathie’s body by her Saudi employer while she worked as a maid at the house. She underwent a major three hour operation on Friday and is now recovering.

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  • Mawbima Monday, 30 August 2010 02:34 AM

    How would the agency be held responsible, unless they did not act on the request made by the maid or families on the difficulties she had to undergo. FEB should have a system in place for stealing soo much of money from them at the a/port..

    Jayamanna Monday, 30 August 2010 07:29 AM

    Well Said. I wanted to say the very same!. This is Sri Lanka.

    Shivanka David Monday, 30 August 2010 12:05 PM

    How can the agency be responsible ??? unless they take action against the Saudi Employer who did this to the poor lady

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 30 August 2010 02:46 AM

    Well, we have heard of the old story of a hunter who missed killing a deer, coming home and hitting the skin of a dead deer.

    Tharaka Chanaka Monday, 30 August 2010 02:50 AM

    This is the problem with Sri Lanka, only when something devastating happens only then we take action...what about the other agencies?

    TP Monday, 30 August 2010 08:01 AM

    STUPID is not the word. Trying to get over the problem through the least resistive path. Moreover what ever recruitment is done goes through the bureau. We should black list the agent in Saudi for sending the Maids without checking the Employers Background.

    sabstar Monday, 30 August 2010 03:31 AM

    why not arrest the Saudi who did this???
    What can the agency do?
    Also was she paid compensation by the SLFEB?

    Practical Monday, 30 August 2010 08:37 AM

    This has happened to me too! They are a big bunch of crooks.

    rosh Monday, 30 August 2010 05:19 AM

    well in that case, SLFEB too must be dissolved.
    I simply cant understand the logic behing thse stupid moves

    BAN BAN BAN Monday, 30 August 2010 09:54 AM

    Why not BAN ALL WOMEN from going for jobs in the Middle East? That would solve that problem for all time, no? This is a government that tries to solve all problems with BANS. So just ban the whole lot from going.

    Fairose Monday, 30 August 2010 05:58 AM

    Ban the Foreign Employment Bereau that takes money from every individual that goes to middle- east and does nothing for the betterment of the workers.

    srilal Monday, 30 August 2010 10:23 AM

    TAKE BACK ALL SRILANKA EMBASSY STAFF.....THEY ARE NOT WORKING FOR SRILANKANS...

    dodge Monday, 30 August 2010 06:05 AM

    How could you blame it on the Recruitment agency.
    The person or persons responsible for inflicting this should be dealt with and its totally stupid by the SLBFE including its chairman Mr.Ranawaka trying to shut this particular agency.Does'nt the GOSL and the SLBFE have the backbone to confront the Saudi Arabian Govt. and at least try to bring this barbaric acts committed by them to an end.

    J Dan Monday, 30 August 2010 06:22 AM

    Its not the agency, you must deport the SL embassy people in Saudi and also the top guy in Saudi. how come he gets a fat pay and is not worried about the people working in Saudi,

    rishan Monday, 30 August 2010 06:24 AM

    at least every 6 months , SL Representative in Middle East Countries should monitor the progress of the SL employees such as , whether they get the contracted pay , living condition and in turn SLFB should contact the local relatives and update them . Also SLFB should check the welfare of family members , specially children below 15 years.

    Calistus Jayathileke Monday, 30 August 2010 06:33 AM

    He will soon open another with a different name.

    T. Ekanayake Monday, 30 August 2010 07:07 AM

    I paid the SLBFE 6000 bucks when they refused to believe I was going to Dubai on a visit. They kept saying you are an engineer therefore you are going to look for a job although you hold a visit visa. And they said I can claim it back when I return.

    When I returned the employee told me that the amount I paid had not been received... or cheated by previous employees and that I was not entitled to a reward.... I was fed up.


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