Free Women’s Movement launches Campaign against discrimination on Sri Lankans stranded in Middle East (PHOTOS)

Free Women’s Movement launches Campaign against discrimination on Sri Lankans stranded in Middle East (PHOTOS)

3 June 2020 11:03 pm

The Free Women's Movement has launched a poster campaign against the discrimination targeted on Sri Lankans stranded in the Middle East amidst the Covid 19 crisis. 

The movement pointed out that a government that came to power over the shoulders of the Sri Lankans working in foreign countries by psychologically bribing them is now belittling them. 

When the government prioritised recalling family members and friends of the governing party's politicians and businessmen, no reasonable intervention is made towards recalling many Sri Lankans stranded and suffering in the Middle East, they opined, thereby pointing out that these Sri Lankans were forced to grieve through social media to gain the authorities' attention.

There are over 50,000 Sri Lankans who are hoping to return to the island, but only a limited number of women stranded in the Middle East were repatriated by the government, it added. 

Staging protest against the government's lack of commitment towards this issue, the Free Women's Movement has launched a poster campaign before the Foreign Employment Bureau, Battaramulla this afternoon (03).

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