SL High Commission steps in to represent distressed workers in Saudi

SL High Commission steps in to represent distressed workers in Saudi

SL High Commission steps in to represent distressed workers in Saudi

Written by Staff Writer

23 Jul, 2016 | 9:54 am

The Sri Lankan High Commission in Saudi has decided to lodge a complaint with the government of Saudi pertaining to the issues faced by a group of Sri Lankans staging a protest in the city of Alkobar in Saudi.

Twelve Sri lankans have been staging a demonstration for two months at the gate of the industrial zone in Alkobar stating that they have not received their wages for eight months.

The protest is joined by over a thousand other foreign nationals. News1st revealed the plight of these Sri lankans protesting in Saudi Officials were informed about the issues the Sri Lankans were facing as lack of food and not receiving their monthly wages.

Sri lankan Ambassador to Saudi Azmi Thassim said that steps have been taken to file legal action against the company that employed the Sri lankans. The Ambassador added that legal action will be filed in this regard on Monday.

However, the Sri Lankans staging the demonstration noted that they will continue this action until solutions have been provided to their issues.

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