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Prince of Wales seeks clemency for Sri Lankan housemaid

Nov 1, 2010 5:15:17 AM - itnnews.lk

Britain’s Prince of Wales, heir to the throne is to appeal to the Saudi King, seeking clemency for the Sri Lankan housemaid, Rizana Nafeek who was sentenced to death for the alleged murder of her employer’s child.

A senior official of the External Affairs Ministry said that  Prince Charles was in contact with Saudi Arabia’s ruling Royal family. The External Affairs Ministry official said the Prince of Wales had been keenly following the case of Rizana Nafeek.

British High Commission has not made any comments as the mission was not sanctioned to comment on Royal matters. President Mahinda Rajapaksa earlier this week also wrote to Saudi King Abdullah seeking a pardon for the house maid.