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It was revealed that the girl working at the house of former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen in Borella, who died of burn injuries, was brought to the house as a domestic helper when she was 15 years old.

Police Spokesman SDIG Ajith Rohana said the police has decided to conduct further investigations into the girl's death on the content of the post moterm report.

The girl, a resident of Dayagama Estate, off Talawakelle was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital on July 3 with burn injuries and breathed last on July 15.

Police said her parents brought her to the former minister's house a few months ago.

However, it is learnt that the girl, who was 15 years old when she was brought to Colombo as domestic aide in October last year.

SDIG Rohana said the Borella Police and the Colombo (South) Divisional Children and Women's Bureau are conducting further investigations.

Earlier the police recorded a statement from the mother of the deceased girl. However, the police to record another statement from her once again.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

  Comments - 10

  • ravin Saturday, 17 July 2021 08:52 AM

    Employing a minor? Spouse to be a law maker? Or law ?

    Peacemaker Saturday, 17 July 2021 09:03 AM

    If this is true, those who’re responsible for employing a minor as domestic helper, should be severely punished

    Gayan Saturday, 17 July 2021 09:06 AM

    It's within the sharia law age limit. What's the issue?

    T.H.J. Pieters Saturday, 17 July 2021 04:48 PM

    who cares about Sharia Law. It is not the law of the country ..

    Ram Saturday, 17 July 2021 03:01 PM

    Hereafter employers must check the Birth Certificate when a young person is brought to do domestic work from the estate sector and keep a photocopy for safety

    Ram Saturday, 17 July 2021 03:03 PM

    We heard the mother selling her daughter to be sold as a sex object. It is well known how the estate labourers park their children in wealthy homes as domestics to earn some money to meet their shortcomings at home

    Rasputin Saturday, 17 July 2021 05:22 PM

    Looks like they are going to blow this story to make a mountain out of a mile hill.

    Tia Maria Saturday, 17 July 2021 07:30 PM

    Statement taken from the girl s mother, what about a statement from the employer? The employer must be charged for employing a under aged girl.

    Ben Saturday, 17 July 2021 10:21 PM

    Children especially girls in this age are vulnerable to sexual harassment when they keep away from parent s,relevant NGO s pl. look in to this matter

    Sokrates Sunday, 18 July 2021 09:21 AM

    After Sri Lankan law it is allowed to employ a domestic aid from the age of 14.

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