Saudi Human Rights Commission to look at rights of Sri Lankan workers

The Saudi Human Rights Commission has been briefed on Sri Lankan workers in Saudi Arabia.

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Azmi Thassim called on Dr. Bandar bin Mohammed Al-Alban, President of the Saudi Human Rights Commission (SHRC), in Riyadh.

At the meeting, the two parties focused on the situation of foreign workers in Saudi Arabia and the role of the Saudi Human Rights Commission in this regard. 

Dr. Al-Alban underlined that Saudi Arabia is a party to a number of human rights-related conventions and that the country is bound by law to adhere to these international human rights norms.

He emphasized that one of the key roles of the Saudi Human Rights Commission is to look into the welfare of the foreign workers in Saudi Arabia.

Ambassador updated Dr. Al-Alban on the steps that the Government of Sri Lanka has taken in strengthening the human rights situation in the country. He also brought to the attention of Dr. Alban the role that Embassy playing in resolving issues related to the Sri Lankan workers in Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Al- Alban expressed his willingness to work closely with the Embassy and his counterparts in the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka.

Dr. Nasser Bin Rajeh Al – Shahrani, Vice President SHRC and Badr Bajaber – Chairman Anti Human Trafficking Committee at SHRC assisted Dr. Al Alban at the discussion.

The Ambassador was assisted by Minister Counsellor, Madhuka Wickramarachchi, and desk officer/bilateral affairs A.L.M Jabeer. (Colombo Gazette)



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