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A Sri Lankan national, who is currently in a state of coma at Rashid Hospital after being hit by a vehicle at Al Diyafah area of Satwa in Dubai, has been out of job for about a year.
 

Sajeev Chandrakumari, in his 40s, used to work as a helper in ServeU, a facilities management and cleaning company,  for about one and half years along with his wife, also employed in the same company.
 

Close friends of Sajeev told Emirates 24|7 that the Sri Lankan national was in a state of depression after his wife was held in a case at Al Rashidiya Police Station. He had submitted his passport for the release of his wife. The unemployed worker was to pay Dh5,000 fine to recover his passport, but without a proper job, he was unable to recover the passport.
 

"He joined the company about three years ago. His wife was an employee of ServeU and she brought him here. However, there was a police complaint against her and he had to pledge his passport to bail her out. He allowed his wife to leave the country to take care of their children, but stayed back," said an official from the Human Resources Department of ServeU.
 

"Sajeev Chandrakumari was working with us as a helper (technician) and was absconding for more than a year. We have already lodged an absconding case against him. We came to know about his accident from Bur Dubai Police."
 

The Sri Lankan national was in the intensive care unit of Rashid Hospital, after he was hit by a vehicle. Dubai Police issued a public alert on Monday, urging people to help them identify the man who has been unconscious and lying in the intensive care unit of Rashid Hospital. His photograph was flashed in the local media for friends and relatives to identify him.
 

 "Sajeev and his wife were terminated along with several other employees as part of downsizing. He took his passport from the company ostensibly to renew it, but he pledged it with Dubai Police as a guarantee for his wife," said company sources.
 

A friend who shared a room with him a year ago, said: "I saw his photograph in the newspaper and recognised him. He was a good man." Officials from ServeU have been contacted by Bur Dubai Police.
 

His former colleagues in the Al Qouz Camp are saddened by the serious accident. "He was already depressed and used to drink heavily. He was also in deep financial difficulty. He could not raise Dh5,000 to pay t for his passport," said a colleague.
 

Source: emirates247news

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  • TP Tuesday, 26 October 2010 05:25 PM

    Susil,
    This happens to all humans. One day it may happen to you also. When Misfortune comes you are taken off guard so dont be so smug.

    Zedan Wednesday, 27 October 2010 06:51 AM

    Very sin... Dubai employees put to your effort to help people like these..

    Kumudu Tuesday, 26 October 2010 07:16 PM

    Dear Sunil, Do you no why negro's left africa?
    Why do u think u left sri lanka? poverty
    u will not agree?
    check the correct meaning of poverty?
    poverty leads to slavery, and assist build mordern world.

    Why general is in prison? poverty

    Upul Tuesday, 26 October 2010 09:40 PM

    Do not blame SL mission. I do not know whether you have worked in Dubai. Many Sri Lanakans in low paid jobs are doing lots of blunders in Dubai. I do not think it is our missions duty to protect people who are doing unlawful acts.

    You show that typical SL mentality. (Govt should do everything for its Citizens not citizen should do something to the country)

    Shivanka David Friday, 29 October 2010 03:13 PM

    Sad News !! let's hope & pray that god may help him in this difficult situation!!

    Lalindra Wednesday, 27 October 2010 02:26 AM

    Total responsibility goes to the Foreign Employment Beureau of Sri Lanka. They charge a big amount as insurance

    nikita Wednesday, 27 October 2010 03:22 AM

    susil,how could you be so ruthless. next time if man is a handicaped will u banned him from marriage and having children. hope u will face the same situation then you will realized.

    ajith Wednesday, 27 October 2010 08:38 AM

    Susil,You will be next in line,so be careful when you travel on road.Try to have a sympathetic heart.
    Even the empires tumble in bad times

    patriot Tuesday, 26 October 2010 12:43 PM

    very sad news. please some one help him.

    Susil Tuesday, 26 October 2010 01:03 PM

    No money, heavy drinker?
    No proper job and having wife + children ?
    Then lying to the company about the passport....
    This man needs to get the basics correct !
    Another example for a unplanned life !
    What could we expect more....

    Obelix Tuesday, 26 October 2010 01:18 PM

    All that glitters is not gold.

    Edwardo Baltazar Tuesday, 26 October 2010 01:23 PM

    what a pethatic situvation is it....what is the roll of of our overseas mission in Dubai?

    pd Tuesday, 26 October 2010 01:27 PM

    very sad story what action has the SL embassy in dubai taken so far? where is the employment buereu who fleece foreign workers???

    tha Tuesday, 26 October 2010 01:34 PM

    Sad........

    the undertaker Tuesday, 26 October 2010 01:50 PM

    MAY GOD HELP HIM TO
    COME OF OF THIS BAD SITUATION

    lankaman Wednesday, 27 October 2010 04:44 AM

    It is heartbreaking to hear cases like this and that of Rizana Nafeek. Unskilled and poorly educated people going to unknown places to earn a living end up in precarious situations, not knowing what to do and how to come out. I think its high time the government totally scrapped the export of unskilled labor though initially it may cause some minor shocks in the society. But I'm sure it will be good in the long run and compel people to be educated and more skilled in their pursuit of overseas employment

    Jagath Wednesday, 27 October 2010 04:45 AM

    Dear Susil,

    You need to get the basics correct and learn how to respect the human rights of the others. There is no rule saying that a man should get married & have children only after a job. Job is not a permanent thing, today you may have a job and tomorrow you may lose the job. This man had a job & he lost it. You might face a similar situation in future and if you face a similar situation and if you get inhuman comments like the one you gave you might feel commiting suiside.
    If you born a human please try to live like a human.

    Jagath Wednesday, 27 October 2010 04:53 AM

    Dear Upul,

    You have a point. But the main point is that most of the missions in many countries has not done what they should do for their people in foreign countries. Rightly focused SL missions in foreign countries should have a back up plan to help its citizens who loose their jobs. All these problems came to this poor man, after he loss the job. We have to address the root cause of the problem not the symptham.

    matara kolla Tuesday, 26 October 2010 02:41 PM

    This illustrates the lethargic and unhelpful attitude of the Sri Lankan Mission there and the Agency who sent them to assist this unfortunate family.

    Mohamed Tuesday, 26 October 2010 04:47 PM

    Dear Susil

    If every one knows to plan their life as per ur guide lines, Sri Lanka will be ahead of all the Tiger economies of Asia.

    How much are u willing to help Sajeev?


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