Lanka envoy unveils welfare plan for workers in Saudi
Sri Lankan Ambassador Azim Thassim told his countrymen in Saudi Arabia that his mission has chalked out a 20/20 plan to promote bilateral relations with the Saudi and to work for the welfare of the island’s 500,000 workers in Saudi Arabia. MORE...
Lankan envoy to Saudi clears up ‘misunderstandings’
In a statement to clear any misunderstanding that the Sri Lankan mission in the Kingdom was not involved in seeking clemency for the Sri Lankan maid, who was recently spared from being sentenced to death for adultery, Azmi Thassim, Sri Lankan Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, said that the Lankan embassy in Riyadh played a major role in the appeal. MORE
Runaway Sri Lankan maids worry Saudi Labor Ministry
Saudi Arabia’s Labor Minister Mufrej Al-Haqabani has asked the Sri Lankan government to stop maids running away from their Saudi sponsors soon after their arrival in the Kingdom. MORE..
Sri Lanka condemns suicide attack on Saudi mosque
Sri Lanka has condemned Friday’s suicide attack on a mosque in Saudi Arabia that left at least 21 people dead and more than 100 injured. MORE..
Govt urges Saudi to raise minimum wage of housemaids
Sri Lanka has requested the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to increase the minimum wage of SR900 set for its domestic workers because of the rising cost of living in the island. MORE..
HRC helps Lankan maid to return home after accident
A Sri Lankan maid who was in hospital for three years following an accident in Saudi Arabia has flown back home with a smile, thanks to the Human Rights Commission. MORE..
39 more Sri Lankans evacuated from Yemen
Thirty-nine Sri Lankans have been safely evacuated from Yemen with the help of the Chinese Embassy and will be transported to Bahrain, the Government Information Department said on Monday (6). MORE...