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IOM IN YOUR COUNTRY

Sri Lanka became a Member State of IOM in 1990 and IOM established its presence in the country in 2002. The IOM Sri Lanka Mission currently counts over 100 staff distributed among its Head Office in Colombo, a Migrant Health & Operations Centre in Colombo, and four Sub-Offices located in Jaffna, Kilinochchi (covering Mullaitivu), Vavuniya (covering Mannar) and Batticaloa.

Five years after the end of a three-decade armed conflict, Sri Lanka is in transition to become an upper middle income country. As such, Sri Lanka’s efforts as a nation have moved from short-term emergency response and conflict resolution to the challenges and opportunities of long-term development. IOM’s main focus of work in Sri Lanka has also shifted from meeting humanitarian needs in the former conflict areas of the North and East towards addressing long-term sustainable development goals across the country.

Against this background, the IOM Sri Lanka mission has recently taken stock of migration opportunities and challenges the country faces and has prioritized key areas of cooperation and cross-cutting approaches to pursue its strategic objectives as detailed in the IOM Country Strategy 2014-2017.

IOM in Sri Lanka works in close partnership with national and local government institutions, non-governmental agencies, grass-roots, community organizations and the donor community, to address emerging issues, needs and priorities of the Sri Lankan Government, migrants, partners, and Member States.

For more information, please visit the IOM Sri Lanka website.

CapitalColombo; Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte is the legislative capital
Population (2015):20.7 million
Area:65,610 km sq
Languages :Sinhala, Tamil, English
Currency:Sri Lanka rupee (LKR)
GDP per Capita PPP (2014):USD 10,528
HDI Rank (2014):73 of 188
Remittances (2014 estimate):USD 7,036 million
Net Migration Rate (2015-2020):-3.6 migrants/1,000 population
Immigrants (2015):0.2%
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2015):47.7%
Population under 15 (2015):24.6%
Adult HIV Prevalence (2014):<0.1%

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
No. 62, Green Path, Ananda Coomaraswami Mawatha
Colombo 3 
Sri Lanka

Tel: +94 11 5325 300 to 01
Fax: +94 11 5325 302
Email: iomcolombo@iom.int