Deputy Foreign Minister, Dr. Harsha de Silva told the BBC Sinhala service that he had discussed with the Saudi Arabian authorities, the issues faced by Sri Lankan maids.
The Deputy Foreign Minister said that during the discussion he called for a new system to address the issues faced by Sri Lankan maids working in Saudi Arabia.
He said that the Saudi Arabian authorities felt some foreign recruitment agencies were the cause for the issues faced by the maids.
Dr. Harsha de Silva said that both countries agreed that there were elements both in Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia who are part of a mafia and that they need to be dealt with. (Colombo Gazette)