Mistreatment of Indian labourers in Sri Lanka

IndiaPromised for work, over seventy Indians are held captive in Sri Lanka. Being toutured and not paid for their hard work, the labourers now want to return to their homeland. With the passports being withheld they have now written to the Prime Minister and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj seeking their release.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said, “It is a labour-related issue. Our mission has already taken up the matter with the company and we are working on a solution and hopeful of a resolution by tomorrow.”
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is also the Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs, has taken serious note of the issue and has spoken to Indian High Commissioner Yash Sinha in Colombo and directed him to make immediate arrangements for their return, the sources said today.


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