Over 100 maids to return

28 May 2010 08:01 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Indika Sri Aravinda

Over 100 Sri Lankan maids in Kuwait who were stranded and living in safe houses operated by the Sri Lankan embassy in Kuwait, are to return to the country on Sunday, the Sri Lankan Foreign Employment bureau said.

Deputy General Manager of the bureau's Foreign Affairs L.K Ruhunuge told Daily Mirror online that the maids are among those who’s visas have expired, left their employers over pay issues or faced abuse by their employers and later ended up at safe houses.

Some 105 Sri Lankan maids from Kuwait are scheduled to return to Sri Lanka on Sunday on the expense of the Sri Lankan authorities, the Sri Lankan Foreign Employment bureau said.

  Comments - 4

  • Friday, 28 May 2010 07:23 PM

    It's no good just getting them back. They need suitable and remunerative employement. This is where the private and the state sectors must BOTH make a special effort.

    Friday, 28 May 2010 08:30 AM

    yeah its good get them back to SL. good work. :)

    Friday, 28 May 2010 08:40 AM

    Welcome back. Advice your kith and kin and also your friends to go to Middle East as domestic servants

    Friday, 28 May 2010 10:10 AM

    We should not be sending these poor women to earn dollars to our coffers and get ill treated. Knowing that this happens often non of the governments in the last three decades took action to reduce the numbers and stop the practice. Instead they encouraged them to go giving incentives and now they suffer at the hands of these racist arabs and the SL government has to bear the cost to maintain them in the embassies until they are got down at the cost of the government. For heaven's sake please please take action to stop these people being sent as maids and fast develop the country so that they do not have to go.

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