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A bitter brew: For Sri Lanka’s tea estate workers, fair wage is still elusive

By Meera Srinivasan. “For three years now, Sri Lanka’s tea estate workers have been agitating for a daily basic wage of LKR 1,000.” A tea estate...

SLB- UPR papers No 03/2017 : Up-country Tamil Plantation Community (Estate sector)

  Up-country Tamil Plantation Community (Estate sector) FACTS Estate sector workers are predominately Tamil, of Indian origin and Sri Lankan citizens. They have been working in Tea...

Urgent steps needed to uplift up-country Tamil community in Sri Lanka

Image:  Majority of the up country Tamils are working in Tea plantations. (c).deshapriya.  Up-Country People (26) 08. The community, primarily Tamils of an oppressed caste from...

Sri Lanka: A Systematic Country Diagnostic – World Bank

The Systematic Country Diagnostic is a comprehensive assessment of constraints and drivers of progress towards the twin goals of ending poverty and boosting shared...

Mono Ganesan on 650,000 Southern Tamil Grievances and Aspirations

First, we are representing the Tamil people who are residing outside the Northern and Eastern Provinces. The Tamil population in the country as per...
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