Deputy Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera said the investigation was launched based on a complaint lodged by the sister of of the housemaid.
It is learnt that the victim is a woman who left to Saudi Arabia from Anamaduwa as a house maid.
An officer in the Sri Lankan Embassy in Saudi said the woman was abused when she has arrived at the embassy on June 7 of this month seeking assistance due to difficulties experienced at her work place.
When an inquiry was made into these reports, Chairman of the Foreign Employment Bureau Amal
Senadilankaara said immediate action will be taken regarding the matter.