Sri Lanka President scorns Saudi mother for her negligence in caring the child
At a brief ceremony held at the Temple Trees, Colombo, President Mahinda Rajapaksa scorned the mother of the four month old deceased Saudi baby boy for her negligence as a responsible and dutiful mother for not caring the child and entrusting the bottle feeding responsibility to Rizana Nefeek, who was not a Nanny but a house maid .
According to available reports , the child died at 12.30 PM on 22 May 2005, but the mother was long away leaving the baby in the housemaid care and was not anywhere around, but she only showed up after 1.30 PM on that day. This showed her irresponsible quality and this has been rightly pointed out by Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka.
This morning around 11.30 AM President Mahinda Rajapaksa met Rizana Nafeek’s Mother Rifana Nafeek who has adamantly rejected any handouts coming from Saudi Arabia which unjustifiably executed her daughter , father Mohammed Sultan Nafeek and her brother Mohamad Rifqan.
At the meeting President explained measures taken by Sri Lanka Government to rescue Rizana Nafeek and bring her back to Sri Lanka.
President said that Government’s efforts did not succeed in establishing Rizana as an underage girl at the time of the incident took place, when a 4 month old Saudi baby boy alleged to have died in the hands of Rizana Nafeek while bottle feeding.
At the brief ceremony, along with parents of Rizana nafeek, Dilan Perera, Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Amal Senalankadhikara, Chairman, Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment, Najeeb Abdul Majeed, Chief Minister, Eastern Provincial Council, Trincomalee District MP M.S.Thowfeek, Muthur Pradeshiya Sabah Member P.T.M Faiser, M.Mahruf -CEO, Secretariat For Muslims which was earlier known as the Peace Secretariat for Muslims, and Mohamed Jihad, Convener of Muthur People’s Forurm. Asian Tribune learnt at the last stages of the ceremony Nominated List MP A.H.M Azwer also marked his presence.
At the ceremony held at the Temple Trees President Mahinda Rajapaksa handed over two checques for SLR 500,000/ each to the parents of Rizana Nafeek for the construction of a house and also the letter of appointment to Mohamad Rifqan, brother of Rizana for an employment at the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment office in Trincomalee.
- Asian Tribune -