• Ministry of Defence, Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayawardenepura,Kotte, Sri Lanka



How is human trafficking different from human smuggling? You can learn this and get much more information by going through these handouts, available in English, Sinhala, and Tamil languages.

• Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

• Section 360C

• Child sex trafficking in the tourism sector in Sri Lanka

• Guidance Note on 2015 SOPs for identification and referral of victims of TIP

• Guidelines for Law Enforcement Officials on Interviewing Child Victims of Trafficking

• Strengthening Counter-trafficking efforts in Sri Lanka – Project Brief

• Online violence against children in Sri Lanka

• Sri Lanka in Crisis: Rapid Needs Assessment – June 2022

Web Sites

If you’re looking for more information, check out some of these websites!

• Minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking as per the US Code

• Dr Bilesha Weeraratne Discusses Labour Migration Policies on TV1’s ‘The People’s Platform’

• Minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking as per the US Code

Site details

Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling

What is Human Trafficking?

Human Trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring, or receipt of people through force, fraud, or deception, with the aim of exploiting them for profit. Men, women, and children of all ages and from all backgrounds can become victims of this crime, which occurs in every region of the world. The traffickers often use violence or fraudulent employment agencies and fake promises of education and job opportunities to trick and coerce their victims.

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling


• Publications - Sri Lanka IOM

• Combating Human Trafficking