Saturday, January 26, 2013

Saudi Arabia: Sri Lanka curtailing S Arabia maid supply

Sri Lanka's government has banned women under 25 from going to Saudi Arabia to work as housemaids. The decision follows the beheading of a Sri Lankan maid in Saudi Arabia earlier this month. She was convicted of killing a baby in her care. The government's move, however, could be a blow to the Sri Lankan economy. Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports from Colombo.