Their job applications had been specially, but fraudulently, approved after the computerized checking of the family background report found them disqualified.
Officials of the Bureau of Foreign Employment who have given the approval are trying to evade responsibility by blaming it on the officer of the computer data unit who has developed the computerized checking system.
The police unit of the Bureau last week summoned that person for questioning, but turned him back without recording a statement, only to arrest him a few days later.
Produced before the Kaduwela courts on 08 November, he was remanded until 15 November.
He has complained to both the Bribery Commission and the Human Rights Commission, alleging an attempt to arrest him.
That complaint says that two days prior to his arrest, persons in a white van bearing no. 253-0720 had arrived at his home to abduct him.
The chairman and the working director of the Bureau could not be reached for a comment.