Impact of brain drain on Sri Lanka
Dec 21, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Brain drain can be identified as a significant feature which can be seen in developing countries. It is an important pattern of international human migration. Brain drain refers to ‘Migration of the highly skilled professionals to the foreign countries in search of better opportunities’.
In modern world large number of intellectuals leave their native lands and settle in the developed countries. Brain drain can occur either when individuals who study abroad and complete their education do not return to their home country, or when individuals are educated in their home country emigrate for higher wages or better opportunities. The second form is obviously worse because it drains more resources from the home country.
From the inception of the human civilization people migrated from one place to another and it caused to the emergence and the collapse of the civilizations. But migration patterns such as brain drain is not simple as far as the social impacts of such problems are concerned and it has become a critical issue which cannot be sustained further for developing countries such as Sri Lanka.