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858 women migrant workers back in the island

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) has by yesterday (11 July) brought in 858 expatriate women workers who were in ‘Suraksha’ safe houses maintained under the labour units of foreign embassies.

Over 8 million employed in 1Q of 2019

During the first quarter of 2019, the total number of employed persons in Sri Lanka is estimated at about 8.2 million. Of which, about 47.1 per cent engaged in the Service sector, 28.3 per cent in Industries sector and 24.7 per cent in the Agriculture sector.