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The 33-year-old woman was identified as Sandya Premni of Moneragala district about 300 km from Colombo. It is unknown on which day the reported suicide took place.

“The incident took place some 150 km from Buraidah on the Madinah-Qassim highway,” a diplomat from the embassy told Arab News. “The maid, seated on the right side of the back seat, opened the rear door and jumped from the vehicle.”

According to embassy records, Premni arrived in the Kingdom in 2009 and had remained with her original sponsor. Her sponsor reportedly said there were no issues with the housemaid and she was doing her work diligently.

The diplomat, who did not want to be identified, said the sponsor — who was also not identified — said the maid had received a call from Sri Lanka and was distressed that her husband back home had taken another woman in the village.

Qassim police investigated and deemed the woman’s death a suicide.

The body is at a hospital in Buraidah. The diplomat said the body would be repatriated on completion of  formalities.

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  • Saradial Wednesday, 25 May 2011 08:40 AM

    Who told you employer pushed out?

    sharowana Wednesday, 25 May 2011 09:23 AM

    Taking another woman or man of somebody else's is also common now in Sri Lanka. Tell me who how many does not have extra martial relationships??

    king kong SL Wednesday, 25 May 2011 09:51 AM

    just beacuse u say would it hapen

    Gemba Wednesday, 25 May 2011 10:54 AM

    A very suspicious death.

    pasha Wednesday, 25 May 2011 04:22 AM

    sending wife as maid to arabian country and taking another woman is common in sri lankan society

    mike Wednesday, 25 May 2011 04:11 AM

    blood in the hands of the govt & foreign emplyment bureu who prostitute our women as house maids to earn foreign revenue

    vimukthi Wednesday, 25 May 2011 04:36 AM

    How do we know, thsy didnt push her out of the vehicle. Please stop sending maids to Saudi Arabia.

    tamilon Wednesday, 25 May 2011 12:04 PM

    Arab countries has got very strict rules nobody knows whats happening inside

    ASFAR Wednesday, 25 May 2011 04:20 AM

    well said pasha.

    reeri yaka Wednesday, 25 May 2011 04:40 AM

    Is there evidence that she was not pushed out of the vehicle ?

    Get Straight Wednesday, 25 May 2011 05:24 AM

    Just because of one odds u cannot blame the counry for abuse always .plus majority of forign income are from workers abroad.if not sending the workers who would be funding the govt.?? would u ???

    Perera Jaya Wednesday, 25 May 2011 05:32 AM

    She had been working since 2009 so there has not been any problem all this beacuse of her husband back home had taken another woman in the village.This type of issue is sensitive in villages than city so there is no doubt this would have led to a suicide.

    Perera Jaya Wednesday, 25 May 2011 05:38 AM

    When she was loyal to her employer and working diligently what is the need for her employer to push her.

    mohan Wednesday, 25 May 2011 05:25 AM

    sending wife as maid to arabian country and taking another woman is common in sri lankan society and also the other way about even women in srilanka send there husbands find ither men in srilanka

    Afker Hussain Wednesday, 25 May 2011 05:31 AM

    If you watch any Saudi Tele- drama you will notice that the role of a Housemaid is always acted by Sri Lankan .Our country has positioned itself as a House Maid exporting country as opposed to Skilled Labour. Its high time we bring our woman back home and prevent them from further abuse or death from the Arrogant Arabs, especially Saudis and Kuwaitis

    MCompany Wednesday, 25 May 2011 07:18 AM

    Please take all the housemaids back again to SL from KSA and please stop sending there as well

    pasha Wednesday, 25 May 2011 08:09 AM

    do they show tele drama in saudi? i thought it is baned there.


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