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Saturday, 12 May 2012 - 12:54
Indian serf racket exposed in Sri lanka.
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The Hindu revealed the death of an Indian worker at a private steel plant in Sri Lanka has exposed the callous manner in which workers are brought to the island-nation.

A 29-year-old worker, Manas Kumar Mallick, of Jajpur's Barapada village, who was working as an assistant fitter at a Private company in Muddaragama was electrocuted in an accident classified as industrial.

The semi-skilled worker was brought to Sri Lanka in December last year.

The private company set up by an Indian, employs 153 persons, of which 101 are Indian.

However a compensative payment amounting to rupees five hundred thousand was obtained on behalf of the diseased individual subsequent to the intervention of the Indian high commission.

Moreover the corpse of the deceased had been flown to Indian on the expense of the Indian high commission.

When inquired by our news team Minister of Labour affairs Gamini Lokuge noted that he had received similar information concerning the arrival of Indian nationals to sri lanka who were illegally employed.

The minister also went onto say that a report had been called in from the relevant employer in this regard.

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