"Migration is already a significant feature of Sri Lankan society
and economy in terms of the numbers involved and contribution to
our gross domestic product and foreign exchange earnings,
especially by our migrant workers. All types of migration is
increasing with rapid development and with urbanization.
Migration is important in relation to Sri Lanka's vision of
becoming a vital hub in the global and regional economy
articulated in the catchy and emotive idea of Sri Lanka turning into
the "Wonder of Asia"