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Wednesday, 01 June 2016 - 7:57
Min. Thalatha’s proposal to shift age limit of housemaids rejected
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The cabinet has rejected the proposal submitted by Minister of Foreign Employment Thalatha Athukorala to amend the age limit of women intending to work as a housemaid overseas.

The cabinet paper had proposed that the age limit be brought down from 25 to 22.

In response to a query our news team made, a senior minister said that at the cabinet meeting, views were exchanged to the effect that as a result of this age limit amendment, more women would be motivated to go abroad, and it could have a harmful impact on society.

Therefore a committee headed by Minister Thalatha Athukorala was also appointed to study the subject of women going abroad along with the problems faced by them and formulate a national policy. 

The senior minister said further that the committee’s report was scheduled to be submitted to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in the near future.

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