Monday, March 24, 2014

1,200 lashes for Lankan housemaid in Saudi

A Sri Lankan housemaid, found guilty of a robbery charge, has been given 1,200 lashes and sentenced to a 12 year prison term by a Saudi court.

A resident of Puttalam, she had gone to Saudi in 2006.

The Sri Lankan consulate there is due to send officials to prison to inquire into her condition, said Bureau of Foreign Employment spokesman Mangala Randeniya.

An appeal against her sentence is to be submitted.

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