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  1. Paving the Path to sustainability - Decent Work in the Tea Smallholder Sector in Sri Lanka

    02 August 2018

    The ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives facilitated a validation workshop where the findings of a rapid assessment study on the State of Decent Work in the Tea Smallholder (TSH) sector in Sri Lanka

  2. Sri Lankan government pledges to combat human trafficking

    02 August 2018

    The ILO project “Equipping Sri Lanka to Counter Trafficking in Persons (EQUIP) funded by the US Department of States, Bureau for South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) organised an awareness raising march to mark the “World day against Trafficking in Persons”, 30 July 2018.

  3. Cooperatives contribute to sustainable production and employment in Sri Lanka

    10 July 2018

    The International Day of Cooperatives is celebrated on the first Saturday of July each year. This year’s theme, Sustainable consumption and production of goods and services is timely, as the International Labour Organization (ILO) works towards a future of work that is based on sustainable production and employment models.

  4. ILO to launch new report addressing the looming global care crisis

    20 June 2018


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    Creating Safe Spaces for Youth in the World of Work

    10 August 2018

    "Join us on International Youth Day in committing to step up actions to promote safe spaces for young people that enhance their opportunities to secure decent work," says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  2. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    28 April 2018

    Address (as delivered) by Ms Simrin Director ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka & Maldives on 27 April 2018 at Hotel Galadari, Colombo 01

  3. Opening remarks by Ms Simrin Singh on World Day Against Child Labour 2017

    22 June 2017

    By Ms Simrin Singh, Director, ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives

  4. Launch of employers' national network on youth initiative ( ENNYI)

    23 March 2016

    By Mr Donglin Li, Director, ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives