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* No-confidence motion against Minister over Sri Lankan housemaid's execution
Wed, Feb 20, 2013, 08:16 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National party (UNP) today presented a no confidence motion in parliament against Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Dilan Perera.

UNP parliamentarian Ajith P. Perera has handed over the no-confidence motion to the General Secretary of parliament today.

The no confidence motion is over the Minister's failure to prevent the beheading of Sri Lankan housemaid Rizana Nafeek in Saudi Arabia. It has been signed by 14 UNP legislators including Joseph Michael Perera, and Lakshman Kiriella.

Saudi Arabian authorities beheaded Rizana Nafeek, who was sentenced to death over an alleged murder of na infant under her care, on January 09 despite numerous requests from international community as well as from the Sri Lankan government.

Following the abrupt execution that shocked the world as well as Sri Lanka, relations between the two countries have taken a hit with Sri Lanka recalling its ambassador as a mark of protest. In response Saudis recalled their Ambassador in Colombo yesterday.



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