Sri Lanka at a Glance
The Finest Island in the World - That’s how Marco Polo, the famous explorer, described Sri Lanka on his travel accounts. He set foot to Sri Lanka in 1292 AD and was one of the many famous travelers who visited the country that is called The Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
As per the statistical department of Sri Lanka’s latest report in 2014 census, the current Sri Lankan population is estimated to be around 20,675,000, which shows a gradual increase in the total population over the years.
The statistical chart below shows the current literacy rates prevailing in Sri Lanka in comparison to other South Asian and Far East countries in Asia. As a result, it clearly shows the Strength of Sri Lankan workforce in comparison to major Labour exporting counterparts. Which stand at around 91% . The only other major Labour exporting country with a higher literacy rate is Philippines.
Sri Lankan Manpower...
Recruited to the Middle East last 5 years
Sri Lankan workforce has been a pillar of strength in building economies worldwide. Especially the Middle East has benefited significantly from the huge magnitude of workers Sri Lankan workers being recruited annually.
Sri Lankan has traditionally been a major supplier of skilled workforce . Equipped with some of the finest technical and vocational training centres, Sri Lanka produces some of the finest skilled workforce to meet the huge demand the world over.
As such, the below graph illustrates the number of workers departed to work during a ten year period a ten year period. The illustration identifies a significant increase in the number f people who have progressed to greener pastures. On the other hand Saudi Arabia has been the largest host nation for aspiring employees from Sri Lanka.
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