Video: Postmortem reveals Lankan woman killed in Kuwait

15 November 2015 04:15 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The postmortem conducted on the death of a women who was employed in Kuwait, has revealed that her death was a result of brutal attacks made with blunt and sharp objects on her head, chest and neck.

The victim was identified as jayawathi Illangasinghe (50), a mother of two resident in Sathraweliya, Thalawa Road, Kakirawa.

On the order of the Negombo Magistrate's Court, the postmortem was conducted by the JMO of the Negombo Hospital Dr. Jayantha Wickramaratna.

The Victim Jayawathi had left for Kuwait on November 28 in 2012 through a job agency in Kurunegala registered with the Foreign Employment Bureau.

She had been allegedly killed on November 5 this year by the mentally challenged son of her employer.

It is also revealed by authorized sources the victim had been forced to give one of her kidney and her refusal to the request might have prompted the killing.

Foreign Employment  Minister Thalatha Athukorala has ordered the SLFEB to conduct a special investigation into the matter.


Video by Nirmala Ferdinades

  Comments - 3

  • Rohan Monday, 16 November 2015 04:13 PM

    When are they stop this slave trade? How many more lives needs to be slain before Sri lankan authorities stop this? They are not doing so due to balance of foreign currency income to Sri lanka. These maids are only earning peanuts compared to government waste like ministers foreign trips.

    Premalal Monday, 16 November 2015 06:04 AM

    So long as we live by selling our young mothers for slavery so that our politicians can go on robbing, these kind of horrendous news will keep flowing.

    Hon. Arnolis Monday, 16 November 2015 09:03 AM

    Why cant the govt stop the kairvaru and bring back the billions stolen by the last regime and do something to give these poor housemaids jobs locally.

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