Eight Sri Lankan house- maids, who were imprisoned in Dubai, were released and brought back to Sri Lanka on 07.04.2007 under the `Weli Katarata Sisilak` (Solo U beneficial project for housemaids), implemented under the patronage of Dr. Lalith Kotalawala, Chairman and Vice Chairperson Ms. Sicille Kotelawala, Ceylinco Group of Companies, for the purpose of releasing housemaids imprisoned at the Sajah Main Prison in the United Arab Emirates due to non-availability of visas and service permits.
This beneficial activity was executed by the Association of Society for Love and Understanding (Solo U), which is owned by Ceylinco Group of Companies, together with the help of Consul General`s office of Dubai, under the instructions of Dr. Lalith Kotelawala, Chairman Ceylinco Group of Companies.
Ceylinco Group Companies was able to get the support of the Consul General and the staff of Dubai Consul General`s office as well as the support of Sajah prison officers for the purpose.
The housemaids who arrived in Sri Lanka met Dr. Kotelawala and he took steps instantly to relieve them of their difficulties.
In addition to bringing back domestic aides, imprisoned in Dubai, to Sri Lanka, `Welikatarata Sisilak programme` engages in donating scholarships to children of housemaids orphaned due to various reasons.
It also provides housemaids returning from Dubai housing benefits, medical assistance and legal advice, besides affording relief to those stranded in Dubai for various reasons.