By Ayshwarya Yapa-May 21, 2017
Three young daughters have made a request from the government to bring back their mother, who is being held captive in a house in Saudi Arabia for the purpose of harvesting her kidneys.
The captive mother-of-three, W. W. Indrakanthi is a 36-year-old resident of Kandalama Road, Dambulla.
She had uploaded a short video clip onto the Internet, briefly explaining her predicament. Kumara Ihalagedara, a young man who also happens to be a resident of Kandalama Road, had come across this video and gone in search of the captive’s house, after which he proceeded to inform the media about this incident.
Our reporters revealed that the daughters had stopped going to school owing to the shortage of food. The daughters had rented a house with the money sent by their mother, but had lost the house when they stopped receiving money from overseas.
Reporters also confirmed that Swarna Jayasinghe, the grandmother of the daughters, had made a complaint regarding this situation with the Foreign Employment Bureau, but that the Bureau had yet to review the complaint.