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Tortured housemaid compensated

Aug 27, 2010 5:59:16 AM - itnnews.lk

Compensation has been paid for the house maid who was subject to torture while being employed in Saudi Arabia.

She is currently undergoing treatment at the Kamburupitiya Hospital due to insertion of nails into her body by her Saudi employer. Chairman of the Insurance Trust Fund Senaka Abeysekara handed over 100,000 rupees yesterday as compensation. She will undergo surgery today for the removal of nails. An additional compensation of 250,000 rupees will be handed over to her following the operation. Meanwhile the Foreign Employment Bureau and the Insurance Trust Fund have jointly decided to build a house for her.