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Women represented 51. 75% of the total population in Sri Lanka by the year 2014 (Trading Economics, 2015).1 Women are reported as highest Foreign Exchange Earners in Sri Lanka, declaring 6 billion US$ in the year 2014 through migrating as house maids (Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce, 2016).2 The other highest foreign exchange generating industries are Textile and Garment (44%), Tea (14%), Rubber and Rubber based products (8%) (PERFORMANCE OF THE EXPORT SECTOR OF SRI LANKA – 2014, 2015)3. The labour force used in these sectors are mostly female.

Year of Publication: 2016