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Jan 2011: Rizana Nafeek's Saudi death sentence prompts Sri Lankan Govenment to change law - Sri Lanka raises minimum age for women seeking work abroad, especially as housemaids in the Gulf states.

Demonstrators with placards to save Rizana Nafeek
Nov 2010: Spending five years in a Saudi Arabian jail while facing death by beheading would be traumatic for anyone, let alone for 18-year-old Rizan Nafeek living thousands of miles away from home.

Rizana Naffek's Famly Home in Sri Lanka

Oct 2010: Cabinet minister from Sri Lanka to visit Riyadh to seek pardon from the parents of the four-month old infant that Rizana Nafeek was found guilty of murdering by a Saudi court.