Migrant workers

Are more Sri Lankans leaving the country?

Media Spokesperson of the Department of Immigration and Emigration, Deputy Controller, Piyumi Bandara, said, reported by The Island. She said from Jan 1, 2021, up to Aug 30, this year 1,013,992 had obtained new passports, and 1,050,024 Lankans had left the country.

Is there an increase in outward migration as highlighted by some media? We found the following facts from the Immigration and Emigration Department.