What happened to the Indian labourers in Sri Lanka?

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Colombo, Jan 5: The families of the 70 labourers stranded in Sri Lanka have sought the help of Narendra Modi for their safe return. And the Centre is also taking it seriously as is evident from the Twitter account of the Ministry of External Affairs.

The father of a stranded labourer said,"You can see how poor we are. We send our sons to work abroad so that we can improve our financial condition. How can we assume which company is good and which is not."

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The men went to the island last year in June to work with a steel company. They now claim that their passports have been confiscated and they have not been paid their salaries for the last two months.

Narrating their horrifying experiences, the labourers said that they didnn't even have the money to buy food and that their employer has threatened to get them arrested if they demanded their dues.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has spoken to the Indian envoy in Colombo who responded that their return is being arranged soon.

[Read: Government takes serious note of mistreatment of 77 Indian labourers in Sri Lanka]

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