Claims about food ‘not true’
KUWAIT CITY, May 21: Sri Lankan Ambassador to Kuwait Othman Mohamed Gohar denied the translation accompanying a video clip being circulated among some members of his community that they need food, asserting this is not true and that all those staying in the embassy’s safe house escaped from the homes of their employers.
In a statement to the daily, he disclosed the embassy assigned two people to serve them and bring all the requirements they need, adding their travel procedures have yet to be completed.
He affirmed the embassy is coordinating with many charitable societies, including Al-Najat Society and Kuwaiti Red Crescent Society, in order to distribute food to those staying outside the safe house. “How much more those inside the safe house?” he asked. He added their claims in the published video clip are related to leaving for Sri Lanka only; but this matter does not lie in his hands, as there are procedures that must be followed. He revealed the number of female domestic workers, who seek refuge in the safe house, ranges from 70 to 100 monthly