Social welfare and social security in Sri Lankan fisheries

Amarasinghe, Oscar (2005) Social welfare and social security in Sri Lankan fisheries. Chennai, India, International Collective in Support of Fishworkers, (SAMUDRA Monograph)

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Abstract

Since Sri Lanka’s independence in 1948, social welfare for the country’s fishing populations has been the responsibility of successive governments. During the latter half of the last millennium, the State has been channelling huge amounts of public funds into a number of social welfare and social security measures. However, the emphasis has mainly been on promotional welfare measures, such as housing, sanitation, infrastructure and training. Among the common problems in the delivery of such measures are regional disparities in the distribution of benefits (with the southern regions receiving the lion’s share), and expenditure on welfare dwindling with a change of government. If social security measures are defined, as by the ILO, to include medical care, sickness benefit, unemployment benefit, old-age benefit, employment injury benefit, family benefit, maternity benefit, invalidity benefit and urvivors’ benefit, then only the Fishermen’s Pension and ocial Security Benefit Scheme provides some kind of social ecurity for Sri Lanka’s fishing populations. There is an rgent need to address the social security issues of deep- a fishworkers, women and children. (73pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Social welfare and social security in Sri Lankan fisheries
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Amarasinghe, Oscar
Series Name: SAMUDRA Monograph
Date: 2005
Publisher: International Collective in Support of Fishworkers
Place of Publication: Chennai, India
Issuing Agency: International Collective in Support of Fishworkers
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sri Lanka
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 247
Depositing User: ICSF International Collective in Support of Fishworkers
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2007 13:27
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:21
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/247

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