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AUGUST 25, 2010 EST, USA
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Saudi Employer Allegedly Tortured Maid By Driving 23 Nails Into Her Body - FOXNews, 2010-08-25 19:17:35 EST. Doctors are treating a Sri Lankan maid who had 23 nails hammered into her body in a grisly act of torture allegedly perpetrated by her employer in Saudi Arabia, Sri Lankan Embassy sources told Arab News.

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment has launched an investigation after doctors who are treating the woman at the Kamburipitya Base Hospital in the Matara district of Sri Lanka also reported the nails had been heated up before being drilled into her skin.

The maid, identified as 50-year-old Ariyawathie, returned to Sri Lanka from Saudi Arabia, where she had been trying to escape on her own expense, for treatment after the incident occurred.

I had to work continuously since I had to do the chores of all the occupants. And when I wanted to take rest due to tiredness, they inserted the nail in my body as a punishment, Arab News quoted Ariyawathie. I had to work from dawn to dusk. I hardly slept. They beat me and threatened to kill me and hide my body. They were really devils with no mercy at all." More...Discuss this story
Published: Wed Aug 25 13:51:18 EDT 2010

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India registers thumping win over Kiwis, play Lanka in finals - Sify, 2010-08-25 20:40:07 EST. India beat New Zealand by 105 runs in the ODI played at the Rangiri International stadium here on Wednesday with the help of Virender Sehwag's 13th ODI century and a blistering performance by the pacers to enter the tri-series final to be played against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Sehwag slammed a swashbuckling century as India recovered from early jolts to post 223 in their must-win cricket tri-series match against New Zealand More...
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Major Sri Lanka hotel chains are pumping USD 5 billion into new projects - Al-Bawaba, 2010-08-25 14:51:16 EST. The double-digit growth of inbound tourism to Sri Lanka has sparked a massive hotel expansion drive by several hotel giants, including refurbishment of ... Back to the top

Treading Water in Sri Lanka - Huffington Post (blog), 2010-08-25 00:53:27 EST. Last week, a commission began investigating the final phase of a horrendous decades-long civil war... Back to the top

Sri Lanka - CB celebrates Diamond Jubilee - ISRIA (registration), 2010-08-25 11:51:44 EST. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) which commenced operations on 28 August 1950, will be celebrating its 60th year of establishment in 2010... Back to the top

Tamil Asylum-Seekers To Remain Under Detention In Canada - RTT News, 2010-08-24 12:24:58 EST. RTTNews) - Canada's independent Immigration and Refugee Board has ordered that all the 443 adult Tamil asylum-seekers who arrived in the country earlier this month on board a cargo ship must remain under detention until their identities are verified... Back to the top

India beat Kiwis to reach final
BBC South Asia, 2010-08-25 16:50:25 EST. India cruise to a 105-run win against New Zealand to reach the final of the tri-series, where they will play Sri Lanka on Sunday... Back to the top

Basil Rajapaksa on way to New Delhi
The Hindustan Times, 2010-08-24 15:22:26 EST. A senior Sri Lankan minister is heading to New Delhi on Tuesday to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other Indian officials during a two-day visit... Back to the top

A cursory commission and star witness
The Hindustan Times, 2010-08-24 09:17:17 EST. In Colombo, the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) records evidence from witnesses at the sprawling, white-washed 'Lighthouse' bungalow, a colonial era mansion used by the British... Back to the top

Vaiko denies former LTTE leader's charge
The Hindu, 2010-08-25 04:46:00 EST. MDMK general secretary Vaiko has denied that he stood in the way of a ceasefire between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan forces, as claimed by former LTTE leader Kumaran Pathmanathan... Back to the top

Trans-border fishing: team to visit Sri Lanka
The Hindu, 2010-08-25 06:11:00 EST. A team will visit Sri Lanka in the next few months to hold another round of discussion to sort out trans-border fishing problems and discuss other issues, V... Back to the top

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