July 22, 2010: Two Lankan women have died in Jordan and in Lebanon .
According to the Foreign Employment Bureau, one woman who had been employed in Jordan had committed suicide by setting herself on fire.
The deceased was 35-year-old resident of Horowpathana.
The Additional General Manager of the Bureau L. K. Ruhunage disclosed that an investigation carried out by the Sri Lankan embassy in Jordan had confirmed that the death had in fact had been an act of suicide and not murder.
Meanwhile the other woman who had been employed in Lebanon had been killed in a road accident.
“The victim had been run over by a vehicle driven by an underaged individual,” said Ruhunage.
The victim was a 35-year-old resident of Matara.
“The bureau is working together with the Ministry of External Affairs to make arrangements to bring back the bodies of the two women. Steps will be taken to provide compensation and salary arrears due to the deceased women,” he said.
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