51 women mistreated in Kuwait return home
July 26, 2017

Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) says that, fifty one women who were in Sri Lankan embassy overseas for various reasons have returned to the country today (July 25).

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) has received 193 Sri Lankan women in the 'Suraksha' residence of the Sri Lankan embassy in Kuwait. Out of them, fifty one persons have been returned to Sri Lanka.

A spokesperson for the Foreign Employment Bureau told the BBC that the rest of the women in that area would be brought back within the next period.

The first group of women who were brought to Sri Lanka were residents of Vavuniya, Jaffna, Trincomalee, Ampara, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura and Kandy and were provided with the necessary expenses to go to their homes, the Foreign Employment Bureau said in a communique issued by the Foreign Employment Bureau.

According to the announcement, the women who were being sheltered at the Soukra house were those who faced various problems, such as overtime, lack of pay, harassment and illness.

According to the Foreign Employment Bureau, 7723 Sri Lankans who had left for overseas employment have been returned.

Of them, 2374 would return to 2015 and another 4989 in 2016, the Foreign Employment Bureau said.

2190 of Sri Lankan migrant workers who had been reclaimed in the year 2016 have left for jobs in Qatar.

At the same time, 1669 people from Kuwait and 734 from Saudi Arabia have been returned, the Foreign Employment Bureau said.

Source: BBC Sinahala

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