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 Post subject: Padma goes home in a coffin
 Post Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 2:28 am 
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Repatriating maid's body: paperwork complete

By Meraj Rizvi
11 April 2005
@Khaleej Times Online

DUBAI — The Sri Lankan Consulate has completed all paperwork necessary to repatriate the body of Padma, a 35-year old Sri Lankan housemaid who died of leukaemia last month and whose body is lying in a Dubai morgue.


S.L. Ruhunage, Consul, Labour at the Consulate, said: "Al Baraha Hospital has issued Padma's death certificate and we have informed the victim's family in Sri Lanka about the tragic death. However, we are still working on generating Dh5,000 to meet the repatriation cost of the dead body home."

According to a Consulate official — who has handled over 40 such death cases during his tenure in Dubai where the bodies of illegal or run-away domestic workers have been repatriated — said: “It is a difficult task since most illegal and run-way workers dying in the UAE have some discrepancies in their passport and have no proper details of their sponsors or employers. So, we have to first determine the correct identity of the dead worker, trace the sponsors, pay off due fines and penalties to the immigration, bear the embalmating as well as the transportation costs.”

Usually in such cases the sponsors or employers refuse to bear the repatriation cost of the dead worker. As a result, the Consulate is forced to seek financial assistance from their government, which takes time and causes delay, he explained.


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