One parent pardons Rizana

14 June 2011 09:37 pm - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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By Sumaiya Rizvi

One parent of the dead Saudi infant had pardoned her however both parents had to pardon if she were to be acquitted, Minister of foreign employment promotion and welfare Dilan Perera said yesterday at a press conference.

Sri Lankan housemaid Rizana is in death row in Saudi Arabia for the death of an infant. Her execution had been suspended by the king and her fate is now in the hands of the dead infant’s parents. Both parents had to pardon if she were to be released. 

Minister Foreign Employment Minister Dilan Perera said that if she were pardoned the Lankan Government was willing to pay the blood money in exchange for her release and repatriation.

“We are working to help release her but I don’t want to talk about it as it might upset the victim’s family,” he added.

“We should not anger the Saudi Arabian public by protesting since they can protest against the suspended sentence on Rizana,” he said.

The Minister said the Ministry was willing to look after the welfare of Rizana’s family however their only need was the safe return of their daughter.

  Comments - 12

  • roshan Wednesday, 15 June 2011 04:50 AM

    Very professional approach by the minister, do not let anyone else to meddle in this case since they will for sure making things worse for every one

    RAJIV Wednesday, 15 June 2011 05:13 AM

    This girl has to do some time in prison for what she has done. If the baby had died accidentally or negligence then we can ask for mercy from the parents of the baby but as i recall this girl killed the baby by strangulation. I am really humbled by the parent who has a heart of gold to pardon this girl.

    AASHRAFF NAZIM Wednesday, 15 June 2011 09:52 AM

    day by day things are getting closer to release Rizana anyway everything is in the hands of ALMIGHTY ALLAH

    ASHRAFF NAZIM - DUBAI

    xlntgson Wednesday, 15 June 2011 09:55 AM

    Rajiv, you too forgive her, by all probabilities she wouldn't have had the killing instinct, however to err is human and she has suffered in prison for long imagining the tightening noose around her neck!

    Knight Rider Wednesday, 15 June 2011 06:20 AM

    God Bless them all !

    Sri lankan Wednesday, 15 June 2011 06:26 AM

    Rajiv ....

    The baby "chocked" when being fed ....not what u think, if this was the case "Rizana" whould have been history.

    mike Wednesday, 15 June 2011 07:51 AM

    thank MR

    MTNB Wednesday, 15 June 2011 07:59 AM

    May almighty Allah save this poor girl 's life.

    dpl Tuesday, 14 June 2011 11:19 PM

    The great minister you feel for huam life and conesous,.you are son of mr marshal perera lawywers son. the great person. very rare person, you to was a lawyer. the writer is DR,D.Mahadean. and Mr.Deavrajan lawyer both were in badulla.i am his brother dharma panchalingam,god bless to be a leader to the country.

    rajthas Wednesday, 15 June 2011 12:08 AM

    thanks god.she is very poor girl.

    Thomas Wednesday, 15 June 2011 01:24 PM

    STOP, the TAMASHAS , and pay the money and bring her back.

    Fayad Wednesday, 15 June 2011 08:28 AM

    She need Pardon because of her age.


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