Our news team received a report today regarding a sorrowful tale of torture and abuse faced by a young Sri Lankan woman who had gone to Saudi Arabia to work as a house maid.
The young woman named Yahamalwatte Gedara Nilmini Dayarathne is 26 year of age and she hails from Mahiyangana who is married to Nuwan Sameera Dilshan from Anuradhapura.
She had decided to go to the Middle East to seek employment to alleviate the poverty her family was facing approximately a year after her marriage and she managed to obtain employment as a house maid in Saudi Arabia through an employment agency.
She began her employment at a residence in Riyad on the 13th of July of this year.
Nilmini whose job was to clean a 6 storey apartment complex on her own was not even given food properly let alone be given her wages.
She was also allowed to only speak to her husband over the phone only twice.
She had told her husband that she is being put in the refrigerator by the house owners and that they suspend her from a beam in the house.
The following is the conversation she had with her husband the second time she managed to talk to him.
Nilmini’s husband Sameera Dilshan, who came to our news division today explained his attempts to save his wife in the following manner.