Written by Staff Writer
07 Sep, 2019 | 9:35 am
Colombo (News 1st): A Sri Lankan migrant worker who was held captive in a house for 12 years in Saudi Arabia arrived in the country yesterday (September 06). This victim of modern-day slavery named Padmasili Vitharana is a 59-year-old resident of Wellathota, Matara.
She left to Saudi Arabia in 2006 and since then she had become a prisoner in the house of her employer. Following News 1st’s revelation, officials from the Sri Lankan embassy in Saudi Arabia took steps to rescue her. Since her rescue, a year-ago Padmaseeli was living in a detention centre in Saudi Arabia till the legalities were completed.
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