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* Debate on no-confidence motion against Sri Lankan minister over housemaid's execution on May 7th
Thu, Mar 21, 2013, 09:02 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 21, Colombo: The parliament of Sri Lanka will take up the no confidence motion presented by the main opposition United National Party (UNP) against Foreign Employment Promotion Minister Dilan Perera on May 7th.

Main opposition United National Party (UNP) filed the no-confidence motion against the Minister over his alleged failure to save the life of the Sri Lankan housemaid Rizana Nafeek who was beheaded in January this year by Saudi authorities for the death of an infant under her care.

The motion, signed by 14 UNP parliamentarians, accuses the Minister of failing to extend meaningful support in any manner to Nafeek.

According to the motion, the Minister is engaged in a futile attempt to shift the blame on Saudi Arabia instead of facing the responsibility.

The housemaid who had been sent abroad under a forged passport was 17 years old at the time of the alleged murder.

Following the shocking execution by Saudi authorities despite numerous calls to commute her death sentence relations between the two countries have soured.

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