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A  Sri Lankan woman, who was held in captive in Saudi Arabia by her employer, was released by the officials of Sri Lankan embassy in Riyadh, Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) said today.

W.W Indrakanthi - a resident of Kandalama road, Dambulla who is the victim and her employer were summoned to the police station in Diriyah, Riyadh on Monday (22) for investigations.

SLBFE said that SL embassy in Riyadh third Secretary W M S P Illangokoon has initiated the necessary investigations in this regard.

The victim has gone abroad in 2015 as a housemaid on a two year contract. However the investigations have revealed that the employer was keeping her by force more than 2 months after her service contract expired in March 2017. The employer had forced her to donate a kidney to her wife who is suffering from a kidney ailment. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

 

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  • Mohamed Wednesday, 24 May 2017 10:03 AM

    There is a housemaid at the Residence of Mr. Hamad for the past five years kept despite her request to send home. His telephone is 0551656556.

    Dr. Neil Magedaragamage Tuesday, 23 May 2017 09:17 PM

    Good work by our Embassy officials in Riyadh. Congratulations to everyone involved in getting her released.

    Sarath Rajaguru Tuesday, 23 May 2017 10:10 PM

    Discriminating; investigations must be made to see whether there's state support for such things and Saudi Arabia must be isolated. Sending Sri Lankan women to that country must be stopped.

    Sarath Arambewala Wednesday, 24 May 2017 02:30 AM

    This is the first time I heard an incident like this. Most of the time our embassy officials never act to rescue these house maids from their employers. These things happen on a daily basis but no action. At least, there are few officials who act on it.Excellent work!

    Ram Wednesday, 24 May 2017 02:42 AM

    Please inform us what action the Police are taking against employer for breaching the contract and forcing someone to donate a kidney


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