Job in foreign land cripples Sanjawani | Daily News


Job in foreign land cripples Sanjawani

A 40-year-old mother of two children who migrated to a foreign country for a job had returned disabled after one year.

K.M.Sanjeewani Konara of Lihiniyagolla, Melsiripura went abroad for a job to put up a house and to give better education to her children.

Her husband did not have a permanent job, so he did odd jobs to support his family.

Her son is now 17 years old and the daughter is 15 years old.

She went to Kuwait through a foreign employment agency in Kurunegala as a housemaid in May 2018.

Unfortunately, the family that employed her in Kuwait did not treat her well. She had to do hard work whole day till 12 midnight.

The householder’s wife beat her even for a slight mistake. She was not provided with enough food either. As she could not bear the harassments any longer, one day she jumped from the second floor of the house. Neighbours had taken her to the hospital.

“After three days, I gained consciousness and came to know that my legs were fractured. Highways and Road Development State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake helped me come back to Sri Lanka. I thank the State Minister for helping me. I cannot walk now without crutches, she said.

“My employer did not pay me any compensation nor the foreign employment agency in Sri Lanka. I am bed ridden - My all dreams were shattered. So, I request officials of the Foreign Employment Bureau to look into my plight and grant me some sort of relief,” she sobbed.


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