Bilesha Weeraratne Discusses Impact of US-Iran Crisis on Migration

13 January 2020
Colombo

Speaking on Face the Nation programme, broadcast over TV1 on 13 January 2020, IPS Research Fellow and Head of Migration and Urbanisation research, Bilesha Weeraratne, discussed how labour migration from Sri Lanka would be affected by the instability in the Middle East due to the US-Iran crisis. She also highlighted the impact it would have on remittances to Sri Lanka, as well as Sri Lanka’s earnings from tea exports to Iran.

Watch Video

 Read blogs

The Gender Dimension of Remittances to Sri Lanka: Who Remits More?

The Devil is in the Details: A Closer Look at Remittances in Sri Lanka