The Labour Department has launched an investigation in to the death of the domestic aid at former minister Rishard Bathiudeen’s house, to find out whether she had been employed, when she was below 16 years. Commissioner of women’s and children’s affairs of the department Deepthi Sumanasena said that statements will be obtained from wife of Mr. Bathiudeen and others who were at the house. Accusations have been leveled stating that the girl had come for domestic service when she was below 16 years. Commissioner Sumanasena said that legal action will be taken if it was found to be true. Meanwhile, protests have been organized at Nuwaraeliya, Hatton, Dayagama and in front of Mr. Bathiudeen’s house in Colombo demanding justice for the girl.
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