Sri Lanka has recorded an 11.4% increase in workers’ remittances in January 2024, compared to those earned in January 2023.

According to Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment, Manusha Nanayakkara, Sri Lanka earned a total of USD 487.6 million in foreign remittances in January.

As per data gathered by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka’s foreign remittances earned between January – December 2023 amounted to USD 5,969.6 million.