The Maternity Benefits Ordinance applies to private sector workers and also for workers on the estates, while the Shop and Office Employees Act addresses Maternity benefits under Section 18 (A to H) in relation to white color employees in the private sector. Learn more about Maternity Benefits in Sri Lanka.
Women in Sri Lanka form approximately 57% of a total estimated population of 21 million. However, out of the total economically active population of 8.5 million persons, only 33.4% are women. Thus, almost 70% of the labour force constitutes economically inactive women. Are women in Sri Lanka able to reach top positions? Find out