Thursday, August 26, 2010

Saudi action sought

Saudi authorities will be urged to take action against the culprits responsible for inserting 23 nails in a Sri Lankan maid, the Chairman of the Foreign Employment Bureau (FEB) Kingsley Ranawake told Daily Mirror online.

Speaking to Daily Mirror online, Ranawake explained that a translated statement from the victim will be sent to the Saudi authorities through the Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry.

He added that the FEB condemned the abuse saying the behaviour of the Saudi employer is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. He added that the FEB will take the maximum necessary measures to ensure that the victim is compensated and justice served.

The victim had not informed her family about the incident and had instead told them that she had been abused with thorns from a date tree but after visiting a doctor and a specialist the story came to light, Ranawake said.

She is expected to undergo an operation on Thursday in order to remove the nails. (Daily Mirror online)
By Gandhya Senanayake

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