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The Sri Lankan Embassy in Saudi Arabia received a medical report yesterday regarding the Sri Lankan housemaid who was found with 24 nails and needles embedded in her legs, arms, hands and forehead, allegedly pushed into her body by the Saudi couple she worked for as a method of punishment.

A video statement from the victim translated into Arabic was also handed over to the Saudi Embassy in Colombo for necessary action.

“We have the report regarding L.T. Ariyawathi, a 49-year-old domestic aide who came to Riyadh in March for employment under a Saudi sponsor,” an embassy official told Arab News, adding that this would facilitate the mission to take up the case with the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Saudi Arabia requesting action against the employer.

Although the mission knows the details of the Saudi sponsor, officials have stated that it is not within Ministry protocol to contact the sponsor directly. Arab News tried to contact the sponsor but did not get a response.

“All our actions will be channeled through the Saudi Foreign Ministry,” he said. (Arab News)

  Comments - 12

  • srilal Sunday, 29 August 2010 03:48 AM

    where's the saudi law........sudi must stone the house owner..

    Smart Aleck Sunday, 29 August 2010 03:48 AM

    Those Saudis will just laugh it off. To them our maids are just equipment and/or playthings.

    kalu Sunday, 29 August 2010 04:16 AM

    What a shame!
    Sri lanka governent should stop the slavery system.

    biggestANARfan Sunday, 29 August 2010 04:33 AM

    this is a real bad thing to do for a person...but i still wonder why she had been treated like this....

    Podi Guru Sunday, 29 August 2010 04:41 AM

    I hope that the Saudis take appropriate action and that the victim is more than adequately remunerated for her pain and trauma.

    Ajith Sunday, 29 August 2010 05:28 AM

    This is a country governed by the Shariya Law. Where is it???
    Stupid people. They have only money but no brain

    VF Sunday, 29 August 2010 06:06 AM

    Medieval punishment by those who follow a faith that has not evolved with time.

    Ahmed Sunday, 29 August 2010 07:25 AM

    shame to Arabs.. they are some mad Arabs. most of them are mad

    Pera Sunday, 29 August 2010 07:40 AM

    One could often wonder why the Muslim world is so cruel.

    kalumnsu Sunday, 29 August 2010 08:10 AM

    This was not first one and last one.thalleiban in afagnisthan also doing the peoles like this things

    Above he Crowd Sunday, 29 August 2010 08:16 AM

    Will our Ambassador get chickened out before the Saudis.
    They can talk big in Sri Lanka.

    Elaris Sunday, 29 August 2010 01:52 PM

    At least she lived to tell the nail story to the world. But in our own sri lanka how many nail studded souls blend with the mother earth after uttering only a silent prayer.All of us have short memories.

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