|Sri Lanka’s ambassador to Saudi recalled|
over Rizana execution
Rizana Nafeek executed
Sri Lanka government has decided to recall the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Saudi Arabia,Ahamed Javad, with immediate effect in a mark of protest over the beheading of Sri Lankan maid Rizana Nafeek.
The External Affairs Ministry has confirmed that Rizana Nafeek’s remains have been buried in Saudi Arabia after being executed in the country. The Sri Lankan government has requested Saudi Arabia for Rizana’s remains however the Sri Lankan embassy stated that this request was not fulfilled due to Saudi Arabian law.
|Rizana Nafeek`s mother|
Nafeek was executed by the Saudi authorities yesterday over allegations she killed an infant(four-month-old boy)under her care in Saudi.
Rizana has left the Island to work as a house maid in Saudi to provide economic support to her parents, who lives with lot of difficulty in Muttur, a village in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka.
Hundreds of Sri Lankan women today protested against the Execution of Rizana Nafeek by the Saudi Arabian government.