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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2611

31 Sri Lankans stranded in Malaysia returns

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting from Colombo for Asian Tribune

Colombo, 31 May, (Asiantribune.com): Thirty one Sri Lankan who left to Malaysia through a private foreign employment agency returned to the country empty handed.

The 31 Sri Lankans which included three women, is reported to have undergone several forms of harassment while been detained in Malaysian detention camps.

After learning of these detentions, the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau had taken measures to bring down these Sri Lankans who were stranded in the detention camps. They all arrived on last Sunday.

These Sri Lankan nationals had each paid Rs. 120,000 Sri Lankan rupees to this employment agency, who had promised them job placements in Malaysia with a handsome salary of around Rs. 50,000 monthly.

However after they had landed in Malaysia, they found out that this employment agency had tricked them, and owing to the fact that they did not have any legal documents and necessary job permits, they were taken into police custody.

- Asian Tribune -

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