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"Out of that 75%, the majority of the cases were determined as death due to heart failure. Internal organs were reported to be missing from the majority of the bodies," Ramanayake noted."
It was revealed in Parliament yesterday that remains of 463 housemaids have been returned to Sri Lanka from Gulf countries, between January and October 2012.
United National Party (UNP) Ratnapura District Parliamentarian, Ranjan Ramanayake, asked Minister of Foreign Employment Promotions, Dilan Perera, during the oral question session as to what the government expects to earn by risking the lives of women migrant workers.
Accrding to Ramanayake, statistics available with the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake, reveal that out of the 463 bodies, about 75% were of women below 30 years of age.
"Out of that 75%, the majority of the cases were determined as death due to heart failure. Internal organs were reported to be missing from the majority of the bodies," Ramanayake noted.
Minister Perera, while noting that Ramanayake often gets incorrect figures, however, said the government or the ministry could not do anything about the bodies as the cause of death is determined by a reputed medical officer of each country.
"We have, however, refused to accept post-mortem reports where the cause of death has not been specified. Also, we have fought against cases where it has been proven that internal organs have been removed arbitrary," Perera explained.