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.
23 June 2017
On 22nd June, in collaboration with the Girl Guides Association and the UNICEF, the ILO hosted an event in Colombo to raise awareness on how Sri Lanka can protect children from child labour, particularly in conflict and disaster situations.
“In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour” ILO calls to build resilience in vulnerable communities in Sri Lanka
10 June 2017
World Day Against Child Labour 12th of June, 2017 brings to light the impact that conflicts and disasters can have on child labour.
04 May 2017
This year’s World Day for Safety and Health emphasized the critical need for countries to improve their capacity to collect and utilize reliable occupational safety and health (OSH) data.
Less than 5 % of the migrant workers are systematically trained and carry certificates that show their qualifications
21 April 2017
Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission and the International Labour Organization co-hosted a national consultation and process validation workshop to generate ideas on how relevant stakehol.ders can further cooperate and improve the current Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) system
Sri Lankan employers, unions and government confirm social dialogue essential for national wage fixation
05 April 2017
01 April 2017
Ms Simrin Singh has officially taken over as the new Country Director for the ILO Country Office for the Sri Lanka and the Maldives on 1st April 2017.
Launch of the Employment Generation and Livelihoods through Reconciliation (EGLR) Project in Northern Sri Lanka
15 March 2017
The Project on Employment Generation and Livelihoods through Reconciliation funded by the Government of Norway was launched in Vavuniya on the 15th of March 2017
01 March 2017
Women's labour force participation has either fallen or remained stagnant across Asia says the ILO ahead of International Women’s Day. An ILO book reviews the role of women in Asia’s economic transformation and highlights the barriers they face in the region’s labour market.
21 February 2017
The Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) in Sri Lanka launched the report of the Child Activity Survey (CAS) 2016 on 21st of February, 2017. The survey was conducted at the request of the Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations. International Labour Organization (ILO) provided technical assistance and the United States Department of Labour financially supported to conduct this country-wide household survey in 2016.
Fair Trade Certification for Red Lady Papaya: Vavuniya North Fruit Growers Cooperative achieves another landmark.
13 February 2017
Vavuniya North Fruit Growers Cooperative Union has achieved a major milestone by becoming the First Cooperative in Sri Lanka and probably the first organization in South Asia to be Fair Trade Certified for Red Lady papaya. The certification process was carried out by the Global Certifying Body for Fair Trade- FLOCERT.
16 January 2017
Regional Director has appointed Mr Markus Ruck as Officer-in- Charge of CO-Colombo from Monday, 16 January 2017, to Friday, 31 March 2017
12 January 2017
Sri Lanka is the 81st ILO member State and the 16th Asian State to have ratified the Convention
01 December 2016
The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) in a bid to reconstruct the heavily damaged homes of the employees of their member corporates in the heavy floods which hit the Western Province early this year collaborated with the International Labour Organization (ILO).
22 November 2016
Norway and International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Sri Lanka have signed a partnership agreement on 22 November to extend the Government of Norway’s support to the conflict affected communities in the North. The project will address the immediate needs of decent work and livelihood opportunities at the grass root level in the conflict affected Northern Districts.
31 October 2016
ILO Colombo has introduced its new project “Promoting Decent Work in Tea Plantation Sector –Sri Lanka” to its tripartite constituents at a project briefing meeting held on 26th Oct 2016 at Renuka City Hotel Colombo.
30 August 2016
The Ministry of Labour & Trade Union Relations in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) hosted a National Forum on lessons learnt from the ILO implemented Local Empowerment for Economic Development(LEED) project funded by the Government of Australia on 30th August 2016 in Colombo.
09 August 2016
29 July 2016
The Sri Lanka Human Capital Summit themed ‘Towards a Future-Ready Workforce’ will be on held on 11 and 12 August 2016
01 July 2016
The recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have affected 340,150 people according to information from the Government of Sri Lanka Disaster Management Centre, 84 people were died and 116 people were missing.
22 June 2016
The National Ceremony to commemorate World Day Against Child Labour was held at the BMICH on 22nd June 2016 under the patronage of His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena.