While the government is following measures such as taxation with hatred towards the ordinary people, a group of Sri Lankan domestic workers in the Middle East, who earn the highest amount of foreign exchange for this country, have been arrested by the police in Oman, revealed NPP Member of Parliament Dr Harini Amarasuriya in Parliament yesterday (23rd).
She pointed out that even the embassies of Sri Lanka, which is the only institution available to act for their safety, have neglected this regard in a background where they have been allowed to leave for foreign jobs in the face of the economic and social collapse in Remata, putting their lives in danger even by non-legal means.
She said that the police had arrested a group of people who protested against the severe problems in the women’s safe house controlled by Sri Lanka’s Embassy in Oman, and the government of this country has not taken any action regarding them.
Dr Harini Amarasuriya also alleged that the current government is acting in a hostile manner to take revenge on the people from all these matters and that the racist elements associated with the government have been allowed to come back to the fore quickly. She also accused them of talking about other people’s racism and not about their racism.
She made a strong accusation that all those who lost their family members in a brutal war, regardless of the North or the South, have the right to commemorate them and that the government that took away that right from the people of the North and East is working to spread racism.
The MP made these comments while participating in the debate in Parliament yesterday on the Tax Act amendments.