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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, Inbound and Outbound Migrant Health Assessment Centres & an Operations Centre in Colombo, and three Sub-Offices located in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Batticaloa.

A decade after the end of a 30 year armed conflict, Sri Lanka transitioned to an upper middle income country in July 2019. 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 focus of work in Sri Lanka has 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 2018-2020.

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):21.7 million
Area:65,610 km sq
Languages :Sinhala, Tamil, English
Currency:Sri Lanka rupee (LKR)
GDP per Capita PPP (2018):USD 4,102
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)
9th Floor, Institute of Bankers Sri Lanka Building
No. 80A, Elvitigala Mawatha
Colombo 8 
Sri Lanka

Tel: +94 11 5325 300 / +94 11 211 2600
Fax: +94 11 5325 302 / +94 11 211 2602
Email: iomcolombo@iom.int