News1st reveals plight of stranded Lankans in Dammam

News1st reveals plight of stranded Lankans in Dammam

News1st reveals plight of stranded Lankans in Dammam

Written by Staff Writer

14 Jul, 2016 | 9:16 pm

Twelve Sri Lankans have been left helpless in Dammam, Saudi Arabia after being denied their wages and dismissed from their places of employment. They reached out to News 1st and expressed their woes.

The group of Sri Lankans who had served in Dammam, Saudi Arabia claim that they were denied their pay since November last year. They alleged that despite keeping the Sri Lankan Embassy in Saudi Arabia informed of this situation, they have not been provided with a solution.

They noted that twelve Sri Lankans were employed in the SAAT Group Company in Al-Kobar, Saudi Arabia. However, they have not been paid for almost seven months, since November last year.

News 1st contacted the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Manusha Nanayakkara in this regard. He noted that he would offer an explanation on the matter on Friday.

Upul Deshapriya, the Working Director of the Foreign Employment Bureau of Sri Lanka stated that they have requested the Sri Lankan Mission in Saudi Arabia to look into the matter. Explaining further, he noted that all families of these people should make a complaint to the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment.

He went on to note:

If a complaint has been made and if there is a delay from the Embassy, we will look into that act on it.

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