Refugees from Sri Lanka

10,274 people from Sri Lanka have fled in 2017 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.048% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Japan, Australia and France. Overall, 79 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Austria and in Portugal.

A total of 486 people from Sri Lanka fled to Germany. With a total of 134 positive decisions 14.14 percent of all applications have been accepted.

In a second listing below you find the refugees, who came from foreign countries and made their appication in Sri Lanka.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Sri Lanka 2000 to 2017

The top line represents the total number of asylum applications (first applications + reviews). Below there are the number of recognized refugees (green) and the rejected applications (red).





Asylum applications of refugees from Sri Lanka

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2017. Please note that the number of decisions (acceptations or rejections) does not have to sum up with the number of applications, because there may still have been open cases from previous years. Also they dont have to be closed within the same calendar year. In addition, asylum procedures can also be closed, if the applicant disappeared or withdrew the application.

  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Japan 2,22603840.0 % 29101280.0 %
Australia 2,1846251,31832.2 % 1,317941,0188.5 %
France 1,3051891,8759.2 % 2,43725260529.4 %
United Kingdom 945488705.2 % 59633735848.5 %
Switzerland 73032039344.9 % 11000
Germany 48613481414.1 % 75189416.1 %
Israel 4300270.0 % 000
Canada 3902367376.4 % 5751525.0 %
United States 387338029.2 % 4749984.5 %
Italy 32584714.5 % 000
Cyprus 1370370.0 % 450310.0 %
South Korea 1190590.0 % 000
Indonesia 75363650.0 % 360260.0 %
Malaysia 703520014.9 % 27701090.0 %
Belgium 60358529.2 % 2000
Greece 57080.0 % 1200
Bulgaria 42070.0 % 000
Netherlands 420220.0 % 250240.0 %
Austria 34140100.0 % 000
New Zealand 300200.0 % 000
Sweden 300150.0 % 260270.0 %
Spain 2700 000
Thailand 26273245.8 % 360260.0 %
Denmark 23050.0 % 000
Lithuania 18050.0 % 000
Finland 15060.0 % 000
Norway 10080.0 % 180180.0 %
Romania 8070.0 % 000
Croatia 800 000
Slovakia 700 000
Ukraine 700 000
Georgia 600 000
Senegal 500 000
Slovenia 500 000
Brazil 500 000
Portugal 050100.0 % 000
Totals 10,2741,7456,43321.3 % 5,4257552,48823.3 %





Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is not only a country from which many people escape. There are also refugees from other countries, who apply for asylum here and hope for a better future. Only in the year 2017 there have been 422 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Pakistan and from Afghanistan.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Pakistan 3801880100.0 % 9780100.0 %
Afghanistan 20570100.0 % 580100.0 %
Yemen 9110100.0 % 000
Iran 800 000
Maldives 500 000
Syria 060100.0 % 000
Totals 4222620100.0 % 14860100.0 %



National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 38,706 migrants lived in Sri Lanka. These are all residents who live permanently in the country but were born in another country. The amount includes granted refugees but no asylum seekers. The data are based on the results of censuses, as well as on estimates and projections of the United Nations Population Division.