Housemaids injected with contraceptives: Minister orders probe

19 May 2018 06:15 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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An immediate inquiry will be conducted into reports about the administration of injectable- contraceptives to Sri Lankan housemaids, Foreign Employment Minister Harin Fernando told Daily Mirror yesterday.

He directed the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) to launch an independent inquiry in the wake of an expose’ published by Daily Mirror on Thursday on injecting the contraceptive Depo-Provera to Sri Lankan housemaids before they are sent for employment to the Gulf countries.

" It was when I saw the article that I came to know about the contraceptive injected to the Sri Lankan housemaids. As of now, it is still only speculation," the minister said.

He said the formal inquiry would unearth more information about this matter and if the ‘speculation’ is found to be true, necessary action would be taken against those responsible.

By way of an investigation which included the interviewing of housemaids, travel agents, medical staffers and other related persons, the DM carried a report titled ‘Passport to the murky world of contraceptives’ revealing the hidden practice of administrating injectable contraceptives to housemaids leaving Sri Lanka. (Piyumi Fonseka)

  Comments - 8

  • TONY Saturday, 19 May 2018 09:43 PM

    USUALLY MEDICS TAKE A WRITTEN CONSENT. IF THAT WAS DONE WHATS THE POINT OF INVESTIGATIONS

    Wise Donkey Saturday, 19 May 2018 09:50 PM

    Doctors have refuted there is no such thing then why starting another controversy.

    Siribiris Sunday, 20 May 2018 01:57 PM

    It is common knowledge that there is such a thing used on lot of animals. If you like you can believe that it is not possible on humans.

    Doctor Saturday, 19 May 2018 10:22 PM

    Any adult woman requesting a contraceptive medication or injection has the legal right to have it. However it cannot be administered forcefully.

    Rambo Monday, 21 May 2018 06:46 AM

    Bull shit! I Sri Lanka anything could happen to satisfy Foreign employment agents. Do you know how under aged Rizana Nafeek was sent to KSA and the fate of her? Looks you are in a well concerned only of your professional interest to save on dispensing drugs to any who approaches you!

    ramesh Sunday, 20 May 2018 02:27 PM

    in this government all matters are known to ministers through news papaers

    Angel Sunday, 20 May 2018 04:40 PM

    This is true. I experienced it 20 years back when I went for a medical check up to come to the middle east to join my husband though not on a housemaid's visa.

    DJ Monday, 21 May 2018 08:51 AM

    First finish the investigation prior to you showing off to the public that your concerned about our poor housemaids. Bloody inconsiderate politicians


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