Sri Lankan authorities discussing with officials in Saudi Arabia about Sri Lankan women’s at deportation centre in Saudi Arabia.

Sri Lankan authorities said that discussions are already begun between the Sri Lankan authorities and the relevant officials in Saudi Arabia to release a group of Sri Lankan women, who are detained at a deportation centre in Saudi Arabia.

“Saudi Arabia: Dozens of Sri Lankan women wrongfully detained for months due to abusive kafala system” and initiated a campaign to release the Sri Lankan “Women Migrant Workers Detained for Months”. “At least 41 Sri Lankan women, majority of whom are migrant domestic aides, have spent months and arbitrarily detained at a deportation centre in Saudi Arabia awaiting repatriation to their home country” The Amnesty International (AI) stated in a atrticle.

However, the Saudi government is progressively addressing this issue and taking incremental steps to change the existing Kafala system and to release the sri lankans as soon a possible.