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SL maid to be stoned to death; ministry files appeal

18 November 2015 11:22 am - 31     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Government had filed an appeal before the Riyad Court in Saudi Arabia, on behalf of the Sri Lankan female domestic worker, who was recently sentenced to be stoned to death after being found guilty of having a clandestine affair, Foreign Employment Ministry said.

The Ministry sources said the woman was married and having children in Sri Lanka, when she had convicted for adultery with a Sri Lankan youth employed in Saudi Arabia.

After she was produced before the Riyad Court, the woman had pleaded guilty and she was sentenced to be stoned to death according to Saudi Arabian law.

The youth who had having the affair with Lankan woman had been given 100 lashes as punishment, Foreign Employment Minister Thalatha Athukorala’s Media Secretary Nalin Rajapaksha said.

“Since she had pleaded guilty, we are unable to request the Saudi government to lift the sentence. Therefore, our minister Athukorala filed an appeal before the Riyad Court with the purpose of lifting the woman’s punishment. The ministry had already made payments for the lawyers too through the Saudi Embassy in Sri Lanka,” Mr. Rajapaksha said.

According to the ministry, eight women have been sentenced to death in Lebanon, one had been sentenced to be stoned to death and one woman had been murdered in Kuwait.

Recently, Minister Athukorala told media that the Foreign Employment Act would be amended soon to add several requirements to facilitate migrant workers, especially for those who work in the Mid-Eastern countries. (Piyumi Fonseka)

  Comments - 31

  • couple5046 Wednesday, 18 November 2015 06:46 PM

    It is a good lesson for Sri lankans who go behind arabs

    Roz Sunday, 29 November 2015 09:36 AM

    Y this stupid happens to Sri lankan human..... how many saudi ladies are doing the same role .... ?????????Any special action like this.....!!!!!

    s Monday, 23 November 2015 10:35 PM

    Get urself updated..D man wasnt married but d woman was married and having kids.. illegal sex, punishments for married and unmarried is different..She has accept her fault..And dats d countryz punishment..

    Shan T Friday, 20 November 2015 02:24 PM

    This is ridiculous. They should simply send her back to SL and let her husband and kids give her the punishment she deserves. Whats these idiotic saudi guys got to do with killing people as they wish.

    Sri Lankan Thursday, 19 November 2015 12:40 PM

    Rightly pointed out.. Saudi Arabia is one of the worst countries for Human Rights, Ironically United Nations Human Rights Council is headed by a Saudi prince..

    IEMERALD Thursday, 19 November 2015 12:37 PM

    oil speaking so they are deaf to everything else. no condemnation from the so called champions of human rights USA CANADA EU. hypocrites

    Idiots Wednesday, 18 November 2015 09:02 PM

    Tarzan. Thanks name sez it all. Still living with the apes. Lol

    kumar Wednesday, 18 November 2015 08:21 PM

    Simply. Barbarians!. We must be shamed to have diplomatic relations with this backward country.

    sach Wednesday, 18 November 2015 08:13 PM

    Where is the human rights defenders now?

    TR Wednesday, 18 November 2015 08:01 PM

    @tarzen, If this was his wife he would divorce her, but not her stoned to death and committing a sin for himself

    Karu Wednesday, 18 November 2015 07:57 PM

    It is her husband in Sri Lanka who should worry. Babaric laws in the name of religion should be abolished. If Muslim men can have more than one wife, what is wrong the other way.

    Sara Wednesday, 18 November 2015 07:48 PM

    If our ministers go to rescue, they will end up having 1000 lashes.

    garawi Wednesday, 18 November 2015 07:41 PM

    Amend the foreign employment regulations to ban altogether women going to middle east as maids.

    ANTON Wednesday, 18 November 2015 07:05 PM


    Edili Wednesday, 18 November 2015 06:48 PM

    so what the different between Saudi Arabia and ISIS run Caliphate ?

    Sincere Wednesday, 18 November 2015 06:47 PM

    Then where is the shariya law for the so called Saudi prince who was caught red handed in smuggling drugs? No shariya for him?

    asanka Wednesday, 18 November 2015 05:02 PM

    Where is our hon minister Ranjan Ramanayake

    Sincere Wednesday, 18 November 2015 06:44 PM

    Partners of adultery =2Man - Just 100 lashesWoman - Stoning to death. Yakage neethiyakene meka!

    H Wednesday, 18 November 2015 06:32 PM

    As a Muslim, I think this is ridiculous. You can NOT put people to death. That is not a part of Islam. It is a part of the hadith that came 200 years AFTER Islam.Even if they claim it is Islam, why are they not sentencing the man to death as well? Double standards. The Saudi government is as bad a representation of Muslim as ISIS is.

    sobers Wednesday, 18 November 2015 06:28 PM

    Saudis going for sex prey in Thailand is good, but the same thing in saudi is haram. Our government should stop our maids going to this babaric country.

    namal Wednesday, 18 November 2015 06:26 PM

    They should not stone our people, she had a affair with a Sri Lankan man not a Saudi fellow. Government should stop this.

    annoyed Wednesday, 18 November 2015 06:24 PM

    Our people got to wake up and see for themselves what our country leaders (politicians, religious leaders, policy makers) have been doing to bring this country to a level at least our women are stopped sent for slavery. This very same people worship leaders of the country due to their sheer ignorance.

    Prem Nath Wednesday, 18 November 2015 06:23 PM

    The Sri Lanka envoy to Saudi had said that, Sri Lanka shall send skilled workers to Saudi and other middle east areas.Yep, send Skilled and they shall return Killed.

    Jimmy Wednesday, 18 November 2015 06:17 PM

    Why are we still sending women to work as domestics in middle eastern countries? . This should be banned. India has done it. Shame on the government. Where is Ranjan Ramanayeke?

    Shan Wednesday, 18 November 2015 06:13 PM

    Where are the Right groups? Where is UN? Where are those big wigs who sanction over poor countries?

    Barney Wednesday, 18 November 2015 06:03 PM

    Does anyone want to hear something funny? Who is the head of the UN human right council? ?

    tarzan Wednesday, 18 November 2015 06:02 PM

    Nimal if this is ur wife what would u do

    clueless Wednesday, 18 November 2015 05:54 PM

    Perfectly true. They drive from Dhamman to Bahrain to have fun.

    lokka Wednesday, 18 November 2015 05:35 PM

    stupid policy

    Nimal Wednesday, 18 November 2015 05:19 PM

    these people need another 1000 yrs to grow up from conservatives

    SL Wednesday, 18 November 2015 05:19 PM

    if so all saudi arab mens who are flying to Dubai or driving to Bahrain in every week ends shall be stoned to death .

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