Sri Lanka

Total: Most recent (old) and only source is IIED-13 → 165,000
Min/max: unknown. Certainty low, as no other sources are available +/- ~50% → 90,000 - 240,000
Female participation: no data. Image search for Sri Lanka sapphire mines shows no women. But no religios barriers. Working hypothesis ~15% → 20,000
Gold: no data. Not a main ASM commodity but some. Working hypothesis → 2,000

2018: 160,000

(IGF-18): 160,000

2013: 165,000

(IIED-13): 165,000

ReferenceYearCitationArchived CopyLink
ARM-182018Barreto, M.L.,Schein, P., Hinton, J., Hruschka, F. (2018): The Impact of Small-Scale Mining Operations on Economies and Livelihoods in Low- to Middle-Income Countries. ARM, Envigado, PACT,…
IGF-182018IGF (2018): Global Trends in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM): A review of key numbers and issues. IIED/IISD, London,…
IIED-132013Buxton, A. (2013): Responding to the challenge of artisanal and small-scale mining. How can knowledge networks help? IIED,…
ASM DATA - Country Database Record
Country CodeLKA
CountrySri Lanka
ASM StatusExisting (data assessed)
Country Count1
Data year2013
Publ. year2018
ASM Miners165,000
- gold2 ,000
Data curation as reported
Inc. DevMinno
- min.90,000
- max.240,000
- female20 ,000
ASM Commoditiesgemstone, gold
  • country/sri_lanka.txt
  • Last modified: 2022/11/11
  • by Felix Hruschka