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Reuters/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds - SRILANKA- EU TRADERTR2ACWO16 Feb. 2010Colombo, Sri LankaGarment workers sew pants in a Brandix factory, which exports many of the items to the European Union, in Colombo, October 1, 2009. The European Union on Monday said they will withdraw preferential trade benefits to Sri Lanka because of concerns about the south Asian island's human rights record. Suspension of the preferential tariffs could hit Sri Lanka's booming textile industry hard with the country earning a record $3.47 billion from exports of clothing to EU markets in 2008, the largest source of its foreign currency earnings. Picture taken October 1, 2009.

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What’s holding Sri Lankan women back from participating in the labor force?

September 29, 2015, Dileni Gunewardena

Despite these impressive achievements in girls’ education and women’s health, Sri Lanka does not perform well in the global gender gap index. Dileni Gunewardena examines the challenges for Sri Lankan women in joining the work force.

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