Six Sri Lankans, who were forcibly detained, assaulted, starved and were forced into unpaid labour at a farm operated in a desert adjacent to the border of Iran in Kuwait have been rescued and repatriated.
The six youth, residents of Kinniya, Trincomalee, arrived at the BIA this morning.
The youth were escorted to their residences by officials of the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau.
The group had left for Kuwait through an illegal foreign employment agent in Kinniya.
The farm they were employed at was reportedly run by a Sheikh in Kuwait.
A rescue mission was launched after a telephone call was made by the group of Lankans to the Sri Lankan Embassy in Kuwait at night.
The mission was carried out by several officials and security forces personnel of Kuwait.
The Trincomalee Police is investigating the illegal agents who sent the group overseas.