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Six SL migrant workers gone missing in Saudi

25 March 2017 02:25 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Some six Sri Lankan migrant workers have gone missing in Saudi Arabia, according to complaints made by their relatives to the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE).

SLBFE Media Secretary Nalin Rajapaksa said yesterday an investigation had been launched to locate the missing persons.

He said among those gone missing are M.H. Rifnaz of Akkaraipattu, A.S.M. Sujahan of Ratnapura, P.G. Kamani of Giriulla, K.P.K. Chandrawathi of Athimale, N. F. Rita of Kalladi and P.T. Mohamed Riyaz of Galenbindunuwewa and that they had travelled to Saudi Arabia between 2004 and 2014.

The SLBFE requested the public including migrant workers in Saudi Arabia to to contact the bureau on:011 4379328 if they had any information on the whereabouts of these missing persons. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)


  Comments - 6

  • John Sunday, 26 March 2017 08:47 AM

    Saudi Arabia is a desert country and if not for the oil they would be still on camels as roaming nomads.Sri Lanka should pull out all its citizens from this barbaric land.

    johan Sunday, 26 March 2017 08:49 AM

    The humbugs comments are baseless. If they are women and have gone to Saudi with proper channels there are chances they are either tortured by their employer and died or otherwise they are kept without paying their salaries not allowing them to contact their relatives.There are no loop holes in Saudi like our Immigration Dept. to escape to Europe countries.

    Sira Sunday, 26 March 2017 02:54 PM

    We have been asking to stop sending Sri Lankan to Saudi Arabia especially. They are not human.. They are very inhuman people. Please stop sending any sri Lankan to Saudi Arabia. Stop sending women first, then men please.

    aravinda Sunday, 26 March 2017 04:54 PM

    We should stop sending our migrant workers to Saudi Arabia. Specially, women must be banned from going there as housemaids.

    humbugs Saturday, 25 March 2017 01:19 PM

    after their contracts expired..they may be working illegally or migrated to other countries.. using someone elses docs..I know if a guy who played out his boss coz he wasnt paid his commissions n provident fund..his passport was with the court...thus guy used another guys passport to exit hes in Europe..his family may think hes still in Dubai...likewise many fled SL to Europe Canada Usa Australia using fake docs...they cannot be accountable...the families can still say they are missing...showing the ids n bcs.. via DM Android App

    sss Saturday, 25 March 2017 06:01 PM

    organs anyone? Sad the dollars sent by these poor folks are used by politicians and professionals to import duty free cars

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