Friday, June 4, 2010

Over 100 Sri Lankan expatriate workers to be brought back home

ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka .

May 29, Colombo : The Sri Lankan Embassy in Kuwait will send home 107 Sri Lankan expatriate workers under a special programme.

Most of these expatriates are housemaids who have faced issues in the workplace.

The Sri Lankan Ambassador in Kuwait , Sajith Disanayaka, says half of these workers were marooned in Kuwait after losing jobs following salary issues. The employers had lodged complaints against some of them over charges such as thefts. In such instances, the workers are deported with no prospects of returning to the country.

All these workers are sent directly to Sri Lanka , the Ambassador says. There are 125 more Sri Lankan expatriate workers with similar experiences and they are also being sent home soon. Meanwhile, their cases are being investigated.

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