Press releases

This is a list of official ILO press releases issued by the ILO Office in Sri Lanka. The most recent release is at the top.


  1. Global Commission to launch landmark Future of Work report

    14 January 2019

  2. 100 years of fighting for Social Justice

    02 January 2019

    To welcome the beginning of the ILO’s century year, we look at the organization’s history and impact – and how it is preparing for its second century.


  1. ILO Boosts Disaster Resilience of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Sri Lanka

    27 December 2018

    With the support from Government of Japan ILO assist in strengthening climate change resilience and disaster recovery within Sri Lanka’s MSME sector.

  2. International Migrants Day 2018.

    18 December 2018

    Sri Lanka’s Migrant Women Domestic Workers: The Family Background Report five years on

  3. International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Shaping an Inclusive World of Work in Sri Lanka

    03 December 2018

    The Employers’ Disability Network, pioneered by the International Labour Organization and Employers Federation of Ceylon, has been lauded as a case study for mainstreaming disability into the world of work

  4. ILO CLEAR project (Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce Child Labour) joined forces with Department of Manpower and Employment to strengthen School to Work Transition

    28 November 2018

    The ToT training programme on school to work transition was held in Colombo on 26th and 27th November 2018 and 44 career guidance officers and Human Resource Development Officers from Deparment of Manpower and Employment trained from Gampaha and Colombo districts.

  5. Better Jobs and economic resilience through disaster resilience of rural communities

    11 October 2018

    ILO looks to increase resilience of flood-affected plantation communities in South and West and drought-affected farmers in Northern Sri Lanka

  6. Technology and the future of work

    19 September 2018

    The impact of emerging technologies, automation, artificial intelligence, data and digitization on the future of work was discussed at a meeting in Sri Lanka, hosted by the ILO Country Office and Tandem Research, of Goa, India.

  7. Joining forces to promote inclusive growth for conflict-affected communities in Sri-Lanka

    05 September 2018

    ILO flagship project “LEED+” (Local Empowerment through Economic Development and Reconciliation) to be scaled up with the support of Australia and Norway.

  8. ILO @ 100: A year of celebration

    03 September 2018

    In 2019, the ILO will celebrate its 100th anniversary. The Centenary will be an opportunity to celebrate the ILO’s achievements and reaffirm its position as the authoritative global organization for the world of work.

  9. Lanka’s first unanimous cooperative policy ready after a decade’s work

    21 August 2018

    AAfter a decade of country-wide efforts involving eight million members, the first ever national policy for Sri Lanka’s historic cooperative sector has finally been tabled at Cabinet for finalisation before approval.

  10. Focused Enhancement and Revitalization for an Effective NLAC - Tripartite Study Tour to South Africa

    21 August 2018

    The ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives has organised a tripartite study tour to South Africa from 20th - 25th August, at the request of the tripartite constituents

  11. Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Training for Workers and Managers in Tea Plantations

    08 August 2018

    The ILO, in cooperation with National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of Sri Lanka has carried out a series of training workshops aiming to improve safety, health and productivity of the tea plantations.

  12. Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Training-of-Trainers for Labour Officers

    08 August 2018

    On 6-7 August 2018, the ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives in association with the Department of Labour conducted a training workshop on occupational safety and health (OSH)

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

    20 June 2018

  17. ILO facilitated National Dialogue on the Future of Work in the Tea Sector in Sri Lanka

    15 June 2018

    The International Labour Organization Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives facilitated a National Dialogue on the Future of Work in the Tea Sector in Sri Lanka on the 14th June 2018.

  18. “Let the Shine of Progress against Child Labour not Tarnish”

    12 June 2018