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UNP Calls For Return Of SL Housemaids In Saudi Refugee Camp

Aug 18, 2010 5:07:29 AM - thesundayleader.lk

UNP parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayaka today (18) called on the government to take immediate action to get down 350 Sri Lankan housemaids stranded in a refugee camp in Saudi Arabia.

Ramayaka told a press conference that 350 Sri Lankan housemaids were stranded in the Olaya camp in Saudi Arabia and unable to return to the country with the Lankan mission in Saudi not taking the necessary steps to bring them home.

He said that some of the housemaids stranded in the camp have even faced abuse and other forms of rape.

Ramanayaka said the housemaids were undergoing difficulties without proper food and medical attention in the camp.