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Sectoral Impact of COVID -19 on Employees in Sri Lanka

The sudden outbreak of COVID-19, originated in China in December 2019, struck the world so hard affecting all the economic and daily activities of humans. It is still active in South and North America, Asia and Europe. Countries are briskly taking necessary prevention methods to control the spread of the disease. Though the Sri Lankan Government is so far successful in controlling the spread of COVID-19, the damage caused by it is immeasurable. With the aim of identifying the impact of COVID-19 on labour market issues in the country, an online survey was conducted concerning the most economically sensitive sectors: Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Construction Industry, Foreign employment, SMEs, Apparel, Logistics, Aviation and IT with sub aspect, Legal, Educational and Financial situations.



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