Education in Sri Lanka has a long history that dates back two millennia.
Exceptions to this system exist — mostly when it comes to tertiary with several public universities and institutes coming under the purview of different ministries.
These divisions have led to a high degree of mismanagement and inefficiency over the years.
Sri Lanka is primarily a source and, to a lesser extent, a destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking.
Some of the Sri Lankan men, women, and children who migrate to the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Afghanistan to work in the construction, garment, and domestic service sectors are subsequently subjected to forced labor.
“This was a new finding during a [local] household survey on women-headed households and livelihood requirements.
They are under immense pressure to provide for families in homes where men are either dead or reported missing.It has made a sizeable percentage of women to reluctantly turn to sex work," a local researcher working on public health, told IRIN.The government estimates there were over 59,000 women-headed households in the island’s north in 2012.With more women taking up as family breadwinners in Sri Lanka’s former war zone - the island’s north - the region is recording an increase in women turning to survival sex.According to estimates by local groups working with women to boost their incomes, the number of women engaged in sex work is said to be as many as 7,000, considered by some as a conservative estimate.Your Sri Lanka google satellite map sightseeing starts here!