(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – A group of 62 Sri Lankan domestic workers who were illegally staying in Kuwait without visas have been deported from that country using temporary passports prepared by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Kuwait.
This group has arrived at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport from the state of Kuwait on Al Jazeera flight J9555.
Out of these 59 were female domestic workers and the remaining three were male domestic workers.
A spokesperson of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Kuwait said these Sri Lankan domestic workers have fled from the houses contracted for domestic service, and were staying in temporary hostels in the State of Kuwait. They were working in various workplaces for a monthly salary of 250 Kuwaiti dinars, and are staying illegally without visas. .
The spokesman added that more than 2,000 Sri Lankan domestic workers are currently registered at the Sri Lanka Embassy in Kuwait to come to Sri Lanka.