The Committee on Migrant Workers Rights express concern about the absence of comprehensivelegislation on
migration designated to protect the rights of migrant workers and the insufficient measures
taken to ensure that the State party’s legislation is in conformity with the Convention, as
well as the delays in adopting the draft Employment Migration Authority Act.
The Committee considered the second periodic report of Sri Lanka (CMW/C/LKA/2) at its 333rd and 334th meetings (see CMW/C/SR.333 and 334), held on 1 and 2 August 2016. At its 341st meeting, held on 7 September 2016, it has adopted the present concluding observations.
The Sri Lankan delegation, was headed by His Excellency Ravinatha Aryasinha, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva, and composed of representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Employment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau and the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva.
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