From the Arab News
A Saudi court has commuted the death sentence passed on a Sri Lankan maid convicted of adultery, the government in Colombo said.Instead the maid will serve what is called a "short jail sentence."
"We have succeeded in getting the death sentence overturned. Our concern was to make sure that the original sentence was not carried out," said Harsha de Silva, deputy foreign minister.
"The government of Sri Lanka wishes to acknowledge and appreciate the good offices of the Saudi authorities.
"The sympathy, understanding and the concern expressed, and assistance extended by many other parties is also noted and deeply appreciated."