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By Gandhya Senanayake & Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk

 

 The Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau Chairman Kingsley Ranawaka is visiting Saudi Arabia to meet officials regarding the abuse suffered by L.T Ariyawathie, sources told Daily Mirror online. 

Ariyawathie, a domestic maid, had 24 nails and pins inserted into her body by her Saudi employer. She underwent a major three hour operation on Friday to remove some of the nails that had been inserted and is now recovering.

Ranawaka, is also scheduled to meet Sri Lankan workers in Saudi Arabia and discuss issues facing Sri Lankan maids. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • shanghi Monday, 30 August 2010 11:43 AM

    What about the unknown cases. the maids who returned in coffins? what about them? We do not want more vulnerable people suffering this same fate.

    Julian Monday, 30 August 2010 11:45 AM

    Stop sending innocent people to these lawless countries , start building a nation that can stand on it own feet ! By the way where are those so called "Human right activists" ?

    sltk2004 Monday, 30 August 2010 11:47 AM

    Hope he too gets a few nails inserted - for just waiting without action till something happened...

    hifazjaufferdeen Monday, 30 August 2010 11:52 AM

    he will be well off,

    DON Monday, 30 August 2010 12:01 PM

    statements given in saudi arabia
    self insertion of nails by herself- by the accused
    Yes it is true--by the victim

    G man Monday, 30 August 2010 12:07 PM

    What about our Ambassador and the large staff of 50 PEOPLE in the Embassy and Consulate in Riyadh and Jeddah? What in the world are they doing?

    Wasantha Monday, 30 August 2010 12:10 PM

    Do not make it a holiday trip at the expense of the tax payer.Try to do something useful for the benefit of the those who are working there.

    az Monday, 30 August 2010 12:13 PM

    The Saudis will tell him 'if u have a problem with us then stop sending maids here' & he will come back empty handed to SL after enjoying a free trip..

    Gunda Monday, 30 August 2010 12:27 PM

    Well Said. There are a few others who deserv the same treatment.

    Ane theiyo Monday, 30 August 2010 12:38 PM

    This is just an eye-wash. You bet there won't be anything useful by this trip; but waste of people's money.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 30 August 2010 12:50 PM

    He should insist on applying their own laws in this case so that the maid can inflict the same injuries on the perpetrator. Just like they say: "Eye for eye and Nail for Nail"

    Dev Monday, 30 August 2010 12:57 PM

    good but i don't think he can do something about this. Going to meet people in Saudi, what a joke, now only he want to meet these people. Use Mihin Lanka for this trip....

    MJ Monday, 30 August 2010 01:29 PM

    foreign income foo!!!

    Pukay pala Monday, 30 August 2010 01:55 PM

    Don't forget your shopping list.

    UDAY Monday, 30 August 2010 02:01 PM

    The ministers may me not read the Sri Lankan workers who reported incidents by lots of complaint letters, to the embassy is waste!!!!!!!

    Bakamoona Monday, 30 August 2010 02:06 PM

    Gone to Saudi ? Nothing happens in Saudi during this holy month. Ranawaka will have have a good holiday there. ha ha.

    Fishy Monday, 30 August 2010 02:45 PM

    There is an embassy in Colombo. President can summon the HC to take action. Why waste tax payers money or NE rehabilitation money on this.

    Kamiss Monday, 30 August 2010 02:52 PM

    The team can take part in an Iftar party and happily get back. Knowing the inefficiency of our diplomats what more can we expect?

    Saleem Monday, 30 August 2010 03:32 PM

    What is going to be the outcome?

    Rambuttan Monday, 30 August 2010 03:33 PM

    Agreed

    Podi Guru Monday, 30 August 2010 03:48 PM

    *I think little will be accomplished during Ramadan.
    *I rather think this is a matter for heads of state to deal with.

    Regi Monday, 30 August 2010 03:53 PM

    We are yet to get a public announcement of this from the Saudi government. They don’t care two hoots of our plight.

    izzy Monday, 30 August 2010 04:48 PM

    It is manifestly clear that our Ambassador and staff are doing nothing! - Otherwise why would Kingsley Ranawaka have made this trip to Saudi Arabia, at the taxpayer's expense?

    Oscar Monday, 30 August 2010 06:33 PM

    Oh ... What a joke! "Baila Chakrawarthi" on tour!

    Faqi Monday, 30 August 2010 06:40 PM

    The couple who allegedly drove nails into the maid's body have been arrested in Saudi Arabia.

    lakdive Monday, 30 August 2010 07:29 PM

    Please don't drag religion into this!

    kumara Monday, 30 August 2010 11:18 AM

    Thats great! This man gets a jaunt to Saudi, all because of these nails in this poor woman's body!!

    local boy Monday, 30 August 2010 11:19 AM

    useless trip

    Prasanna Monday, 30 August 2010 11:24 AM

    Stop sending people to Muslim Countries , Start creating jobs in Sri Lanka for those people.

    Gayan Samarasekara Monday, 30 August 2010 11:27 AM

    Please do something, rather than making it just a holiday tour.


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