The Foreign Employment Bureau said that the highest number of remittances received in the country in the recent history was recorded in 2016.
The remittances received by Sri Lanka last year amounted to Rs. 1054 billion which is an increase of 11.11 percent compared to year 2015.
Foreign remittances received by the foreign workers in the year 2015 was recorded as Rs. 949 billion, Foreign Employment Bureau further said.