120 Sri lankan house maids killed during this year


Minister of Foreign Employment Thalatha Atukorala notes that it has been reported that 120 individuals who were sent to the Middle East as house maids have died due to various causes this year.

She stated so at a media briefing held yesterday with regard to informing the decision taken by the Saudi government to reduce the punishment of the Sri Lankan house maid who was to be stoned to death.

Foreign Ministry stated that the death-by-stoning sentence given to the 45-year-old woman was reduced to a prison term by the Saudi Arabian court.

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