Maid hospitalized

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The Sri Lankan maid who was just last week released from hospital after undergoing an operation to remove nails and pins from her body, is back in hospital for a checkup, hospital sources said.

Sources at the Kamburupitiya hospital told Daily Mirror online that L.T Ariyawathi was admitted this evening after she was initially taken to the Matara hospital for a checkup.

In an incident which triggered a storm in Sri Lanka, Ariyawathi had claimed she was tortured by her employer in Saudi Arabia who had inserted 24 nails and pins in her body. She later underwent an operation in Sri Lanka to remove the nails.

The maid was later released from hospital to recover at home but was admitted again today even as Saudi Arabia continued to dispute her claims of being tortured. (Daily Mirror online)
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  • Roshan Tuesday, 07 September 2010 06:57 AM

    Do not call them racist, not only in Saudi, most of the countries treat the westerners differently, that is why their called as No.1, whereas as the Asians are called TCN.(third country nation)

    Joe Tuesday, 07 September 2010 11:17 AM

    I have seen racism in Sri Lanka thats equally bad as whats outside. The racism due to religion, cast, creed etc is very rampant in our home as well....so dont talk about whats outside. Clean up the filth inside first

    Dilip Kumar Monday, 06 September 2010 06:46 PM

    The maid might withdraw her claim because of political pressure?

    spark Tuesday, 07 September 2010 02:20 AM

    - As days pass, this incident looks more like a sham!

    TO FAQI Tuesday, 07 September 2010 02:27 PM

    U R speckin from first hand experince.so u cme to saudi for a hot job like housedriver or housemaid or dishwasher !!! hw do u noe that they are racist.dont give your lame views.

    Prince Michael Tuesday, 07 September 2010 05:06 AM

    she must have acted with co-star (saudi employer) similar to Samurdhi officer's act

    Samsung Tuesday, 07 September 2010 05:41 AM

    I wonder how she managed to get through all the sophisticated metal detectors at the air port.

    Faqi Tuesday, 07 September 2010 05:42 AM

    The Saudis will never admit to it. They would never prosecute one of their subjects on the evidence of a Sri Lankan maid whom they despise - a maid has no intrinsic value. Saudis are utter racists. If this was a western woman who made a complaint, by now there would have been results. I am speaking from first hand experience.


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