60 SL housemaids deported

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A total of 60 Sri Lankan housemaids who had suffered from various harassments at their Qatar households arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) at 6.40a.m.

The housemaids claimed that they were not given salary but were assaulted and tortured.

“We all escaped from the houses where we served and went seeking the shelter of Suraksha Detention Centre at Sri Lanka embassy in Qatar,” the housemaids said.

They also claimed that about 150 more housemaids were waiting at the Sri Lanka Embassy at Kuwait to return to Sri Lanka.