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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Home-Based Workers
Region(s): East Asia & Southeast Asia ; Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Labour force touches The Nation . (2 January 2016)

Sri Lanka's labour force or the estimated economically active population is about nine million in the third quarter of 2015, of which 64.5 percent are males and 35.5 percent are females, the Department of Census and Statistics said last week.

Sri Lanka Helping vulnerable people to rebuild their lives Colombo Gazette . (15 July 2014)

In the north and east of Sri Lanka, households headed by women and persons who were disabled due to the conflict are among the vulnerable needing support to develop sustainable livelihoods.

Sri Lanka Liya Abhiman website to help self-employed women Daily News . (8 January 2014)

The Liya Abhiman organisation ceremonially launched its website at Gampaha yesterday under Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa's patronage to promote the interests of self-employed women and to improve their skills, knowledge and provide them with more and better opportunities to market their products

Sri Lanka Developmental and populist budget, but concerns remain The Sunday Times . (24 November 2013)

The 2014 Budget contained an extensive list of proposals to develop agriculture, dairying, the rural economy and infrastructure, small and medium industry, women's enterprises and projects to benefit a wide range of community interests.

India Sri Lanka We're the World, Sewa Women Sing at 40 The Times of India . (26 April 2012)
By Nair, Nisha.

For war widows of northeast Sri Lanka - who have no family wealth or alternate source of income - the Self Employed Women's Association (Sewa) training programme initiated by the Lankan government turned out to be a boon.