Migration
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Are restrictions imposed on female migrant workers discriminatory or improving family well-being?

Female migrant workers make a vital contribution to the Sri Lankan economy, mainly through remittances. However, this economic gain often comes at a heavy social cost on the children they leave behind. This article highlights the discriminatory nature of the recent restriction on labour migration of mothers.

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Does Foreign Employment through an Agency Minimize Vulnerability of Sri Lankan Female Domestic Workers?

It is often perceived that recruitment of female domestic workers through formal channels minimizes vulnerability. Is this really the case? A new study takes a closer look…

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Accessing Labour Markets Abroad: 6 Key Challenges for Sri Lanka

Increasing migrant remittances by altering the profile of migrant workers and labour markets abroad will require tackling six key challenges, argues a new study.

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Where Do Migrant Workers Fit in Sri Lanka’s Population?

Sri Lankan migrant workers are an ‘invisible population’ of the country. The mutual support between migrant workers and the resident population of Sri Lanka is so important that both need the other for socio-economic success.

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Sri Lanka Can Gain More from Migration by Helping Returnees Reintegrate Better

Reintegration programmes must start working with migrants before they depart, continue to work with them during their time abroad and on their return, argues a new IPS study.