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News and Press releases

  1. The World of Work

    04 February 2018

    Simrin Singh officially took over as the new Country Director for the ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives on 1 April last year. In this exclusive interview with LMD, she highlights a number of priorities for both policy makers and business in general, with a special focus on labour and the employment landscape.

  2. Equipping Sri Lanka to Counter Human Trafficking

    24 January 2018

    The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs awards the ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives a new project: “Equipping Sri Lanka to Counter Trafficking in Persons (EQUIP)”

  3. Employment in Asia-Pacific continues to grow but often remains of poor quality

    22 January 2018

    ILO’s flagship report shows that despite sustained job growth, decent work deficits and informality challenge prospects of further reduction in working poverty in Asia and the Pacific.

  4. Norway joins hands with ILO to support Employment Generation and Livelihoods through Reconciliation

    27 October 2017

    H.E. Mr. Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther, the Ambassador to Norway in Sri Lanka launched the Employment Generation and Livelihoods through Reconciliation (EGLR) project in Jaffna on 19th October 2017 in the presence of government officials, members of the community and local polity.

Speeches

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. ILO – Maga – NAITA Construction craftsman awarding ceremony

    29 December 2015

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

  4. Regional Workshop on SDG Learning Agenda for Local Government in the context of South South Triangular Cooperation

    09 December 2015

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