Lanka raises concerns with Saudi on judgement

stone to death Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera had an urgent meeting with the Chargé d’ Affaires of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Colombo at the Parliament complex, Wednesday, to express the concerns of the Government of Sri Lanka on the reported judgment of the Dawadmi Court of Saudi Arabia which states that a Sri Lankan national should be stoned to death on the charge of adultery.

Ministers Thalatha Atukorale, A.H.M. Fowzie, the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment R. K. Obeyesekere and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were associated with the Foreign Minister at the meeting.

While seeking the indulgence of the Saudi Government, the three Ministers requested for sympathetic consideration in respect of the accused.

During the meeting, Minister Samaraweera requested the Chargé d’ Affaires to arrange for him to speak with the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia at the earliest to seek clemency for the Sri Lankan national concerned. (Colombo Gazette)

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  1. Published Sunday, November 29, 2015

    One rules for Saudi Man. One rules for Sri Lankan Housemaid.

    Please read this article below

    A Saudi court sentenced a local man to three years in prison after he was convicted of raping a nine-year-old girl, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

    The man denied the charges, saying he grabbed the child’s hand for protection and wanted to take her to her apartment in the Western Red Sea port of Jeddah.

    The girl told court that he kissed her and took her to the rooftop of the building where she lives before raping her.

    The judge rebuffed the defendant’s claims and sentenced him to three years in prison after police records showed he had been jailed before on charges of molesting a boy.

    Well, Sri Lankan housemaid had an affair with another Sri Lankan man, found guilty was sentence Stone to Death, what a jugdment.

    There are lots crimes happening in KSA but those are sweeping under the carpet.

    Rules and regulations are only for other country nationalities.

    Our Government should take this case very seriously or stop sending housemaid to KSA only. we will lose foriegn revenues but human life is value more than that.

    • one has to respect the laws of a country in which he or she is in _ then how can we talk about Saudi justice _ we in our own country dont think the law works the same for everyone _ so can we point a finger at someone else!!!!!!

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