Lawyer to represent murdered woman

Updated 25 August 2013
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Lawyer to represent murdered woman

The Sri Lankan Embassy in Riyadh has hired a Saudi lawyer to plead the case for a Sri Lankan woman who was allegedly killed by her American husband in the Kingdom.
Amaralatha, 41, was married to an American engineer who allegedly killed her over a family dispute in Dammam.
The General Court in Riyadh is currently looking into Amaralatha’s killing after her husband was charged with her murder by a representative from the Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution.
A senior official from the mission told Arab News Saturday that the embassy had hired a Saudi lawyer to represent the interests of the deceased to acquire compensation for the murder.
The killing took place in Dammam in 2010. Amaralatha, who hailed from Amparai, 350 km from Colombo, had come to the Kingdom as a housemaid. She was a divorcee and had two children in Colombo at the time of her marriage to the accused.
The diplomat said that if the accused is proven guilty, the mission would request for blood money amounting to $10,000. However, the lawyer of the accused had said that the matter could be resolved out of court for SR10,000 since the accused does not have much money.
The accused, a Christian who converted to Islam while in detention, disposed of the body by stuffing it into a pipeline used for gas and petroleum exploration.
The murder came to light when police in the Eastern Province Governorate received a call from the company where the accused used to work, saying they had found a body in a seated position stuffed in a special well used for gas and petroleum exploration. Police arrested the American on the strength of testimonies given by his Chinese and Saudi co-workers at Saudi Aramco.


King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology attends space research forum in California

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King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology attends space research forum in California

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology has participated in the COSPAR Scientific Assembly which was held from July 14 to 22.
A number of space scientists and specialists were featured in the event co-organized by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), IPAC and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California.
KACST presented the most important contributions of Saudi Arabia in scientific researches on earth, climate and water resources.
The research a scared through the development of geological maps and using the radar technology to monitor changes in desert areas.
By taking part of this global event, KACST sought to explore the latest scientific developments in the field of space, transfer the localization of technologies related to space to Saudi Arabia.
As well as cooperating with the specialized scientific institutions in the field of space in order to fulfill the kingdom’s Vision 2030.