Message from the Chair-in-Office
It is my pleasure to send a message at the time of hosting the 4th Senior Official meeting followed by the 5th Ministerial meeting of the Colombo Process member countries, scheduled to be held on 24th and 25th August 2016.
Labour migration from the 11 members of Colombo Process countries has grown rapidly since 2005, with a 42 percent increase compared to 2005 according to the World Bank figures. Out of the top 10 emigration countries worldwide, five are Colombo Process members namely India, China, Bangladesh, Pakistan and the Philippines.
Hence, as member States of the Colombo Process, it is important for us to play a more active role in