Family of dead Sri Lankan visits Justice Ministry

The family of a Sri Lankan woman who died at an immigration detention facility in Japan is set to meet Japanese Justice Minister Kamikawa Yoko in Tokyo.

Wishma Sandamali, who was 33, had overstayed her visa and was detained at a facility in Nagoya, central Japan.

She began complaining of ill health in mid-January. She was seen by doctors, but was not hospitalized before she died in March. An investigation is underway into how she was treated at the detention facility.

The woman's two younger sisters arrived at the Justice Ministry on Tuesday evening, accompanied by the family's lawyer.
They plan to ask Kamikawa to explain the circumstances of their sister's death, and to disclose videos of their sister at the detention facility.

The sisters are scheduled to meet the head of the Immigration Services Agency, Sasaki Shoko, prior to their meeting with Kamikawa.