Sri Lanka: Arabs Return 40 Maids in Body Bags Per Month, No Outrage!


Modern Day Arab Slavery

Mohammedans Commit Mass-Murder, Rape and Abuse on Domestic Servants and the world blames Israel for protecting itself……

By Fr J.C. Pieris/Sri Lanka Guardian

More than a million Sri Lankans – roughly 1 in every 19 citizens – now work abroad, and nearly 600,000 are housemaids… In Saudi Arabia, the most common destination, they call Sri Lanka “the country of housemaids. (Source)

(May 26, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) It was reported widely that about forty bodies of house maids are brought back monthly from the Middle East to the Katunayake Air Port. That is more than one body a day. Our house maids in the Middle East are not moribund old grannies. They are mostly young women. These are certainly not natural deaths. This is like body bags brought back from a war front. It is not a war front but more like a slaughter house. Our women, daughters of Mother Lanka, citizens by descent of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka are being mercilessly used, abused, tortured and butchered by moneyed but illiterate, inhuman, uncivilized, savage Bedouins. What is Sri Lanka doing about it? NOTHING! Shame on all of us!

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Our women are being murdered abroad with impunity and what is our President, whose primary duty is to protect the lives of his people, doing about it? Is the Foreign Minister deaf, dumb and blind or does he see nothing beyond the GSP+? What are our Ambassadors in those countries for; to live in super residences with thumping salaries and attend to their private businesses? Is the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, headed by a man (?), aware of what is happening to our ladies abroad? There must be a Minister in charge of the Foreign Employment Bureau; is the b——r still visiting religious dignitaries and getting their blessings? Are the religious leaders, Mahanayakes, Maulanas, Kurakkals and Bishops at least aware of the unspeakable suffering their faithful are undergoing in the Middle East? Will Lord Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammed ever allow their devotees to become slaves and play things of cruel sub-humans in foreign countries? The less we talk about Private Foreign Employment Agencies the better.

What has happened to the women’s voice in this country? Has a single woman MP brought up this tragic issue in the Parliament? Don’t they realize they specifically represent half the population of this country? Where are the women’s organizations of various political parties? Do they get activated only when an election is close by? Why don’t they protest what is happening to their sisters? Where are the other women’s organizations like Seva Vanitha, Mahila Samithy et al. Is it too uncomfortable for them to take up the issue of house maids? Where are the Trade Unions, the majority of whose members are women like Nurses and Teachers? Why don’t they feel compassion for these poor women who take tremendous risks with their health and lives to feed and educate their children? What are the religious organizations of women like Buddhist nuns and Catholic nuns doing about this death dealing problem? If women do not stand up for women, who will?

Let us face the shameful fact. These poor women send back to the country almost as much foreign exchange as tea, our main export. Therefore nobody wants to count the bodies or talk about the terrible plight of these helpless women and kill the hen that lays the golden egg. Especially those in power do not want to hurt the feelings of the foreigners as long as dollars roll in to the country whatever may happen to their own people. The poor women pawned jewelry and property and got into debt to pay the Agencies to go abroad and everybody from the Minister here and the Ambassador there down to the local broker got their cut. The shameful fact is we are worse than beggars internationally. We are in debt. Beggars are never in debt. When Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranayake handed over the country to Mr J.R. Jayawardena in the year 1977 the country had a trade surplus. Thanks to the economic brilliance of people like JR, Ronnie de Mel, Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Mahinda Rajapakse and their robber barons we are reduced to a situation where our annual income is less than our annual debt repayment. It is with this new economy that women out of sheer desperation began to go abroad to slave away as house maids. The women are forced to go and work as domestics because their men folk have no work. But now there are lakhs of Chinese and Indian labourers working in our country, and our work force is idling. How come that these mega projects are agreed upon in such an idiotic manner that our people get no work?

Criticism must be constructive. Let me humbly offer some suggestions that might reduce and finally do away with this terrible shame of our country. Our legislators must pass a law immediately prohibiting sending women to the Middle East as domestic workers, as house maids. Those who are working there will return when their contract is over and will not be allowed to renew the contract. Slowly our ‘forex’ income will diminish. To counter that we must train professionals like nurses, care takers and IT experts to go abroad and work. The Health Ministries concerned, wisely, improved the nurses’ training programme to bring it up to the degree level. With graduation these ladies and gentlemen will be able to go abroad and work for ten times the salary of a house maid. And they will be perfectly safe as they will be working in responsible Institutions like hospitals and health resorts. But the narrow minded, selfish and jealous GMOA objects to the programme and wants it cancelled. Cannot they realize what a loss that would be to the country? What a bunch of simpletons!

Secondly the government, after giving up once and for all the idea of depending on the ‘forex’ of house maids, must improve the export sector of the country, exporting finished products of quality. Tourism must be made attractive and stream lined. Improvement of paddy cultivation, agriculture and fisheries must be put on fast track. The economy of the poorest of the country must be raised without expecting bogus trickle down to happen while helping the richest in the country. That calls for more centralized economic planning and the intervention of the public sector. And for all these things to happen successfully the law of the country must be strictly applied to all, of course, except the President who we hope will remain a gentleman. And as a gentleman, for the sake of justice and fair play, the President must see that corruption in all its forms is eradicated from the country as soon as possible. That is the only way to save our women from going to ‘Hell’ in the Middle East.

To save our women and safe guard the self-respect and the pride of the Nation we must put a full stop to the Middle Eastern house maid employment. If this parliament does not pass legislation to stop our women from going to the Middle East to work as unprofessional domestic workers, it is no better than a dirty pimp, a flesh trafficker and a slave trader.

12 thoughts on “Sri Lanka: Arabs Return 40 Maids in Body Bags Per Month, No Outrage!”

  1. Yes, this suports more or less the gist of the information flowing from the middle east. The arab muslims are violent thugs and simply should not be let near your women folk.

  2. Check the links!

    This is an outrage that has been going on for half a century. Its not only Sri Lankan maids, but also Philippinas, Indonesians, Thai and Pakistani.

    Their governments are complicit in the cover up!

  3. and naive western woman should be warned about marrying them…You would think women the world over would know what they are like but there always seems to be very naive women around.
    Re the maids or helpers…I used to secretly pass food and milo thru locked gates to native and Indo maids locked in the enormous mansions of wealthy, Chinese Malaysians. Many of the women were never let off the property for the duration of their two year enslavement. The excuse being that ”they would get pregnant”….they were made to work really long hours..basic food was rationed , milo was rationed and fruit was not permitted..In more recent times , the Indo govt stopped these people taking these women from Indo legallly because of horrendous abuse cases….similar abuse has been going on in Singapore and other places for decades as Sheik says.
    At the same time, my son and I were regularly sneaking food to a little Chinese boy who was regularly locked in without food.
    Chinese child abuse is common but mostly covered up.
    These people put on a great act of respectability when they move to countries like Australia and mention there of how they made their fortune by using slave labour.
    The abuse of the domestic workers needs to get a lot more publicity.

  4. Theresaj is correct. Advice is : do NOT marry these muslim make turds. We know of several cases where women were taken back to whatever shithole the arab muslim crawled out of, only to disappear from sight. Most of these women seem to have vanished.

  5. Theresaj is correct. Advice is : do NOT marry these muslim make turds. We know of several cases where women were taken back to whatever shithole the arab muslim crawled out of, only to disappear from sight. Most of these women seem to have vanished. An arab male is like a Chameleon – smiles, chocolates and roses as the woman is being wooed – and after she marries the muslim she becomes a slave for whom violence is a way of life.

  6. Sheik,
    Their governments are basically slaves to the arab dollar – they have been bought. However, the level of poverty in these countries ensures that unfortunate domestics will always be available for personal abuse by the muslim thugs. In principal a domestic working with severe risk to her life in the middle east is not a person for whom a job should be found at home, with the added advantage that she/he is now out of sight.

  7. Indonesian maid shows wounds to Saudi court

    RIYADH (AFP) – An Indonesian house maid who has accused her female Saudi employer of stabbing, beating and burning her appeared in court for the first time on Wednesday and showed her wounds, an Indonesian official said.
    Sumiati Binti Salan Mustapa, 23, “showed the judge her injuries, especially her head,” said Diddi Wahyudi, an Indonesian consular official in Jeddah.

  8. Slaughter & abuse of maids in Lebanon prompts Madagascar to fly women home

    I have written several blogs on the horrific abuse suffered by imported Asian maids at the hands of their muslim sponsors/employers in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries. Directly below, my original post, is the latest indication that nations are noticing and trying to spare their women from abuse and death .- see current news article beneath this blog:


    While browsing the web, yesterday, I viewed the Arab Times online site and came across several news articles about the rape and abuse of maids in Kuwait. I was surprised at the cluster of cases so I searched the web for more information and was nearly knocked off my chair when I realized the enormous extent of the huge numbers of foreign maids suffering abuse at the hands of their Middle East “sponsors”. To use the term “maid” is a misnomer – these women (and boys) are nothing more than modern day SLAVES. Slaves to be abused, raped, tortured, maimed, and killed.

    Many of these maids come into the Middle East (particularly Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Lebanon) from Indonesia, the Phillipines, Sri Lanka and Ethiopia – smaller numbers come from India and Bangladesh. Saudi Arabia has the largest number of these imported domestics estimated at 200,000 in 2004. These maids are seen as inferiors to their Middle Eastern masters and many countries do not even recognize them as being covered by labor laws – including minimum wage:

    “The plight of domestic workers in Lebanon rose to the spotlight during the summer of 2006, when Israel launched a thirty-four-day military offensive on Lebanon. In Arabic, the term “Abed” is used to denote a “black” person or “slave” and the word is sometimes heard in reference to Africans or Sri Lankans. Non-Arab Afro-Asian migrants in Lebanon are physically looked upon as inferior due to their positions as servants. These workers remain excluded under Article 6 of Lebanese labour laws and are often victims of abuse by both employers and agencies.” LINK

    The vast majority of these women are seeking an opportunity to earn money and send remittances back to their families –

    “…….Phillipines, where the economy relies heavily on remittances from nearly eight million Filipinos working overseas. Of that eight million, about 73,000 work in Kuwait. Some 60,000 are women employed mainly as maids and earning less than $200 a month on average, labor groups say.

    Some of these woman do quickly realize the danger and manage to escape in a few days. But, many of the remaining “servants” are left in a living nightmare.

  9. Lebanon: the Invisible Domestic ‘Slaves’

    (ANSAmed) — BEIRUT, OCTOBER 18 — They meet in the streets of Beirut’s trendy quarters, often wearing uniforms, walking a dog or accompanying children to a playground or an elegant shopping centre. They look like well-paid workers who are happy with what they are doing, also considering the wealth of many of the families that hire them. But the reality of the 200 thousand domestic helps who are working in Lebanon is completely different, according to Gulnara Shahinian, UN rapporteur for initiatives against slavery. In a conference in Beirut she denounced the existence of a situation of exploitation and physical and sexual abuse, asking the government to intervene. “The domestic helps who immigrated to Lebanon, most of them women, are legally invisible. This makes them extremely vulnerable to domestic slavery,” said Shahinian, who has been rapporteur for three years now and has recently made her first visit to Lebanon. “Immigrated domestic helps,” she continued, “are forced to live in the houses of their employers. They face race and gender discrimination, and are deprived of the necessary legal protection.” “I have met women,” Shahinian added, “who have been forced to work long hours without remuneration and without a valid contract. They are physically and sexually abused and psychologically mistreated through constant insults and humiliations.” Just looking at most of the apartments and houses in Beirut’s better districts gives an idea of the conditions these women, most of them coming from south-east Asia and Africa, have to live in. A tiny room is usually connected to the kitchen, completely separated from the luxurious salons and rooms, so small that it is hard to imagine that someone actually lives there. And yet most maids are forced to sleep in these rooms, which usually have a small toilet next to it. And they are ‘forced’ in the real meaning of the word: “Current legislation on visas,” the UN representative for the fight against slavery points out, “states that if a domestic help leaves his or her employer, he or she breaks the law.

    Therefore a maid who is held as a slave and decides to leave the house is treated as a criminal, not a victim.” Gulnara Shahinian admits that the Lebanese government has taken some steps in the right direction, like opening a telephone line to hear the complaints and help requests of domestic helps. Also, a national committee has been created to offer suggestions on how to deal with the situation. One of the first initiatives of this committee was to write a standard labour contract and a draft law for immigrant workers. “But this draft,” Shahinian underlines, “has been under discussion for three years now and its approval must become a government priority now. The law must explicitly guarantee that immigrant workers can keep their passport, can move around freely, that they have one day off per week so that they can leave the house, and that they get adequate accommodation and wages. The law must also include clear regulations on how employment agencies must do their work.”

  10. We really need to carry ot one last Crusade to smash all these sub-human Muslim nations to set people, especially women free!

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