Two Sri Lankans and an Indian were convicted of the murder of an Arabian woman in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia while attempting to rob her of her jewellery. They were sentenced to death by Jeddah Courts.
Five other Sri Lankans were sentenced to five years imprisonment and 500 lashes with the whip during their period of imprisonment. These crimes had been committed in April 2006 in the Rajuda area of Jeddah.
The sentence was passed last week. The Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau had been informed of the sentence through the Sri Lanka Embassy in Saudi Arabia.