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23 February 2011 03:50 am - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The body of a Sri Lankan maid allegedly murdered by her sponsor in the Saudi will be repatriated home on Wednesday, the Sri Lankan Embassy in Saudi said.

An initial post-mortem report on 36-year-old Pospawalli Selladurai’s body last week suggested that she was murdered.

Police in Al-Jouf, 1,200 km from Riyadh, arrested the victim’s woman sponsor and is still holding her in custody until investigations are over.

A senior diplomat from the Sri Lankan Embassy told Arab News that the mission is still unaware of how Selladurai was killed. “We are waiting for a detailed autopsy report that will be released by the police shortly through the Saudi Foreign Ministry.”

The official said the mission has been following the case since Selladurai’s death on Nov. 5.
“We are thankful to the Saudi authorities, who extended their fullest cooperation in this case. It helped the mission repatriate the body home in deference to the wishes of her kin within three months of the tragedy,” the diplomat said.

He said the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment, which looks after the welfare of the island nation’s overseas workers, has been coordinating with Selladurai’s family in Sri Lanka. It will pay a substantial compensation to the family to help provide for her four children, the diplomat said.

The four children, Suvaruban, Devika, Dinesh and Dilrukshan, aged between six and 13, live with their mother’s parents in her hometown Kandy.

Source: Arab News

  Comments - 12

  • willows Wednesday, 23 February 2011 06:52 AM

    stop sending these poor women to Saudi, that s the only solution

    Fayad Wednesday, 23 February 2011 06:59 AM

    Will she get's death sentence ??????

    eresh S kumara Wednesday, 23 February 2011 07:31 AM

    Arab is Arab.Why arabic people hire asian people to work ? they do not have brains. Only way is not to send housemaids anymore.

    M.R.J.Cassiere Thursday, 24 February 2011 10:16 AM

    why don't Sri Lanka send Politicians to Saudi Arabia ...!!!!! Shame on Sri Lanka ...:((((

    Concerned Wednesday, 23 February 2011 08:00 AM

    My heart goes out to the family of that innocent woman who had to pay through her life for poverty which has been forced on her by the society.

    pasha Wednesday, 23 February 2011 08:04 AM

    no brain need for house maid job

    yurican Wednesday, 23 February 2011 02:38 PM

    Fazl, which planet do you live?

    mohamed Wednesday, 23 February 2011 09:06 AM

    Sri Lanka government is fast asleep

    Guru Wednesday, 23 February 2011 09:15 AM

    These are not big issues. See how many have murdered by mother nature in New Zealand. People are born to die and not to live forever.

    xlntgson Wednesday, 23 February 2011 09:47 AM

    You too, get ready! People shouldn't die violent deaths at the hands of fellow humans/criminals!

    yurican Wednesday, 23 February 2011 10:16 AM

    Yo only money Sri Lanka run from. do you think Tea and rubber? Sri Lanka should more poor Sri Lankan to earn to run the country

    Fazl Wednesday, 23 February 2011 10:42 AM

    pls ask the saudi authorities and to proceed with judicial formalities and to give death sentance to the killer , saudi should practice what they preach , ISLAM does not allow one person to have one law and other to have another law , pls make sure to take the case at higher level , i being a muslim uphold the death sentance for this saudi man or woman who murdered this lady , this is the least sentance required by the initiative of the saudi government themselves , then pls proceed with the death sentance of that saudi who killed this innocent lady

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