The family members, unable to trace their loved ones have lodged a complaint at the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) hoping that the search could be expedited. The SLBFE has launched an investigation to search the whereabouts of these persons through the Sri Lankan mission in Saudi Arabia.
D.M. Karunawathi is one of the women whose whereabouts cannot be traced. Karunawathi, hailing for Bibile, has migrated to Saudi Arabia in 2008. Periyasami Mutthu Mariamma is the other woman the SLBFE is seeking information. She is from Pundaluoya and has migrated to Saudi Arabia in 2012.
The SLBFE requests the public to forward any information available with them about these persons which would be highly supportive of their search inquiry. The public can reach the SLBFE to forward the information through 0094 11 4379328.
A few days earlier, the SLBFE, in collaboration with the Foreign Employment Ministry, managed to trace the whereabouts of a woman who went missing in Saudi Arabia for 14 years. The woman, T.M. Sriyakanthi from Ethiliwewa, Weherayaya who migrated to Saudi Arabia in 2002 as a domestic assistant, had been unable to communicate with her family due to the harsh restrictions of her employer. She reached Sri Lanka on May 16, 2017 and with the intervention of the authorities and the diplomatic mission she received her due salary worth 81,050 Riyal, according to the information of the Ministry of Foreign Employment.