Sri Lanka, migration 1960s to present
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Ukwatta, S. 2013. Sri Lanka, migration 1960s to present. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
Sri Lanka has long-established migration flows, both internal and international, that date back to the colonial period (UN 1980; Ukwatta 1986; Dias & Jayasundere 2004). There has been a transformation in the types of these migration flows due to a transformation in global migration, as the International Migration Institute observes (IMI 2006). This transformation is a result of the increasing complexities and dynamics of migration, migration transitions, transnationalism, and policy interventions in migration. Migration has become complex because Sri Lankans are involved not only in permanent and temporary migration but also in trafficking, smuggling, refugee movement, undocumented migration, and internal displacement.
- labor supply;
- political economy;
- regional development;