A protest calling for the release of Sri Lankan house maid Rizana Nafeek who’s on death row in Saudi Arabia was held in front of the Saudi Arabian Embassy this afternoon. The picture shows protesters in front of the KSA embassy. Pix by Kushan Pathiraja
The government is again mucking up chances of this maid getting released in articulating silent diplomacy with the Saudi authorities.
Maidan Tuesday, 16 November 2010 08:52 AM
Can Arabic officers read Sinhala or Tamil.
Top Sri Lankan Tuesday, 16 November 2010 08:55 AM
I am overwhelmed; No religions,No ethnicity, No casts , SRILANKANS are United.Jayawewa.
Jinn Tuesday, 16 November 2010 09:19 AM
Even I am too overwhelmed just to look at those pictures. no religion ..just Sri Lankan.
Hope Rizana will return to Sri Lanka very soon. Will pray for her.
jag Tuesday, 16 November 2010 09:29 AM
The moment she get released , all politicians will fight to get credit. MR will say its because of him, other would say its because of them at the end MR will imprison them all and say its MR's victory. Thats how the story goes...... in sri lanka.. :-)
akb Tuesday, 16 November 2010 09:30 AM
embassy officials on a holiday so its a waste of time cum bck next week inshalla they ll release her
Nihal Fernando Tuesday, 16 November 2010 09:35 AM
This is not good. This might provoke the Saudi authorities and poor Rizana will be in trouble. Please, God help this poor girl to save her life and return home safely!
lankaman Tuesday, 16 November 2010 09:44 AM
I don't care who takes credit as long as she is released
Jif Tuesday, 16 November 2010 10:10 AM
Good strategy.... but very bad execution.
malkanthi Tuesday, 16 November 2010 10:11 AM
There are sinhala employees working in the saudi embassy.
Faqi Tuesday, 16 November 2010 05:58 PM
One could shout and demonstrate all they want , but the Saudi legal system & authorities will take no notice of these or give any thought. Only if its hits their pockets they will open their eyes. Otherwise they will do as they please. If we are a big user of their crude and we organize a boycott then they will take note, we as a small country have no influence on them at all. Over the years they done some horrendous stuff.
manmohan Tuesday, 16 November 2010 10:51 AM
Why Wimal cant do a protest for such things...
Lakmal Tuesday, 16 November 2010 10:56 AM
You just think what happen to our law system if foreign people intervene and vise versa. Actually i am very sad about poor muslim Nangi
malkanthi Tuesday, 16 November 2010 10:57 AM
Yes, but all these people must be having someone or the other to employed in Saudi. This move may protect them too.
Shivanka David Tuesday, 16 November 2010 11:02 AM
why don't all these people go to Saudi and protest !!! or else who knows weather the saudi government is gonna hear this peoples plea !!
Fayad Tuesday, 16 November 2010 11:07 AM
Good or bad the strategy we sri lankans have to unite & voice our concern to save the poor girl.
Api Walata! Tuesday, 16 November 2010 11:33 AM
are they the Kelaniya Parents?????
Fair N Square Tuesday, 16 November 2010 11:45 AM
coz he knows we have a male minister for female affairs.
like em male nurses wanting to work in Labor rooms of Government Hospitals.
jayasiri Tuesday, 16 November 2010 11:45 AM
There should be more protests
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