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Thursday, 03 December 2015 - 14:57
Last Minute Bid To Save SL Woman from Being Stoned To Death in KSA
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In a last minute bid to save a 45 year old Sri Lankan mother of three from being "stoned to death" for adultery in Saudi Arabia on Friday, Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera met the Saudi Charge d' Affaires here on Wednesday, and sought  "clemency" for her.

A Foreign Ministry press release said that the Ministers sought the "indulgence of the Saudi government (KSA) and requested sympathetic consideration in respect of the accused."

Further, Foreign Minister Samaraweera requested the Charge d' Affaires to arrange for him to speak to the Saudi Foreign Minister "at the earliest" to seek clemency for the Sri Lankan national.

A Dawadmi court in Riyadh had sentenced the woman to be stoned to death, while her unmarried Lankan paramour was sentenced to 100 lashes for "fornication".

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