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Saudi warns of severe action over ‘false’ allegations

31 May 2017 06:40 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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In the wake of a Sri Lankan housemaid making a false allegation against her Saudi employer, the Police of Saudi Arabia had warned Sri Lanka that they would impose an imprisonment of 5-20 years or a compensation of Saudi Riyal one million, if the Sri Lankan migrant workers made such false allegations against the Government of Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) said today.

SLBFE Media Secretary Nalin Rajapaksha said in a statement that the Police of Saudi Arabia had issued the warning after the incident, which had taken place where a Sri Lankan housemaid who had falsely alleged that she was held in captive in Saudi Arabia by her employer and had forced her to donate a kidney.

“W.W. Indrakanthi, a resident of Dambulla, who is claimed to be the victim and her employer were taken to the Police Station for investigations following a complaint made by the Embassy of Saudi Arabia. During these investigations her allegations were proved to be false,” he said.

However, he said that the Police had tried to take this housemaid into their custody, but was released after the apology made by the Embassy of Saudi Arabia on her behalf.

The SLBFE said that she had arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday after the intervention of Foreign Employment Minister Thalatha Atukorale. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

  Comments - 6

  • LUBRICIOUS Thursday, 01 June 2017 06:18 PM

    Whom are you trying to fool. ? ALL KNOW HOW VERY LOVINGLY YOU ALL TREAT OUR WOMEN ! ! ! - The only comment I could make is -- "tell the marines"

    Lamaya Thursday, 01 June 2017 05:52 AM

    If we do not send these ladies to Middle East who will cover our balance of payment? They send circa USD6Bn remittances per year. We can not survive without that.

    Rohitha Wednesday, 31 May 2017 07:59 PM

    Best thing to do is not send any Housemaid to Saudi Arabia. How many people came in coffin and justice never got these dead people.

    AjithZ Wednesday, 31 May 2017 08:13 PM

    In general most of the problems are reported either in Saudi Arabia or Kuwait. Think government should consider to stop sending our people to these two countries as house maids.

    Snowy Wednesday, 31 May 2017 08:16 PM

    Please stop sending our innocent ladies to these countries. We can compensate the loss of foreign exchange by the ministers and MPs using small compact cars or public transport.

    Nilantha Thursday, 01 June 2017 11:26 AM

    The Ministers need money coming in to buy their Super Luxury vehicles!


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