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.

2016

  1. ILO supported flood affected families

    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.

  2. Sri Lanka commits to end worst forms of child labor in the country

    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.

  3. ILO Continues Farmer Empowerment through Economic Development

    20 June 2016

    The Processing Plant is a joint collaboration between the ILO LEED project and Greenfield Bio Plantations (Pvt) Ltd with the financial support of the Australian Government was declared open on the July 20, 2016 by HE Bryce Hutchesson Australian High Commissioner of Sri Lanka and the Maldives

  4. National Consultation on Future of Work begins in Sri Lanka

    24 May 2016

    The Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations, supported by the ILO Office, held a National Consultation to introduce the Future of Work initiative with the relevant stakeholders on 24th May 2016 in Colombo.

  5. “Workplace stress, It’s time to lift it”l

    28 April 2016

    This World Day for Safety and Health focuses on the toll taken on the health and wellbeing of workers worldwide by stress in their working environment.

  6. Sri Lanka ratifies the Employment Policy Convention No. 122

    01 April 2016

    Sri Lanka is the 110th ILO member State to have ratified this priority Convention

  7. Tripartite consultation on Country Level Engagement and Cooperation to Reduce Child Labour (CLEAR) in Sri Lanka

    28 March 2016

    ILO Office partnering with the Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations conducted a consultation on 24th March 2016 with their tripartite constituents to introduce the Country Level Engagement and Cooperation to Reduce Child Labour (CLEAR) Project in Sri Lanka.

  8. The European Union, ILO and UNOPS join hands with NAITA to provide 124 skilled workers with a formal NVQ certification in building the human resource capacity in Vavuniya

    25 February 2016

    The NVQ Certification Awarding Ceremony for 124 youth of Vavuniya District was grandly held on 25th February 2016 in Vavuniya.

  9. The Employers' Federation of Ceylon launches its employers' national network of youth initiatives (ENNYI)

    24 February 2016

    The main objective of the ENNYI is to provide a window for undergraduates into the real world of work through internships offered by the EFC’s member companies. These include leading corporates in the country as well as multi-national companies.

  10. ILO partners with EDEX to launch "Job Fair 2016"

    24 January 2016

    ILO partnered with EDEX Expo to launch their fifth "Job Fair" in January 2016 in Colombo with the aim of facilitating decent employment opportunities for youth.

2015

  1. National Center of the Public Employment Services opened

    15 December 2015

    The National Center of the Public Employment Services (NPES) was ceremonially declared open by the Honorable Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations, W.D.J Seneviratne, and the State Minister of Labour and Trade Unions Relations Mr. Ravindra Samaraweera

  2. Symposium on Sustainable Development Goals and Decent Work

    11 December 2015

    The Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations, together with the International Labour Organization (ILO), organized the first Symposium on Sustainable Development Goals and Decent Work on the 11th December 2015 in Colombo.

  3. Symposium on International Labour Standards for Labour Tribunal Presidents

    13 November 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), together with the Judges Institute of Sri Lanka and the Labour Tribunal Presidents Association organized a Symposium on International Labour Standards on the 13th and 14th of November 2015.

  4. ILO Organizes National Consultation prior to 8th Global Forum on Migration and Development

    20 October 2015

    International Labour Organization’s Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives conducted a consultation among a wide range of stakeholders in the labour migration sector, on 12th October 2015, in Colombo, to draft recommendations to be shared by the Sri Lankan delegation at the Global Forum on Migration and Development, in Istanbul, Turkey.

  5. Workshop for ILO constituents on Mediation and Conciliation.

    21 September 2015

    Colombo ILO News: International Labour Organization’s Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives conducted a two day training programme on mediation and conciliation for the ILO constituents on the 17th and 18th of September 2015 in Colombo.

  6. Award Winning Actress Joins ILO to Boost Young People's Awareness

    15 September 2015

    COLOMBO (ILO News) - The International Labour Organization (ILO) on September 5 and 10 2015, supported two Career and Entrepreneur Job fairs by way of sponsoring and endorsement. EDEX Mid-year Expo held in Colombo, attracted over ten thousands young visitors. The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce ‘Careerlead’ was organised at the Rajarata University in the Anuradhapura district, attracting over four thousand students from several districts in the north and east. Overall, both job fairs gathered the participation of over one hundred reputed companies across a number of sectors. Students and youth were offered the opportunity to receive actual career guidance while being presented with direct recruitment opportunities and with information on ILO’s activities, notably those related with labour rights and responsibilities for youth in the workplace.

  7. VTASL and ILO join hands to introduce labour market oriented vocational training in North and East

    04 September 2015

    Under the European Union Support for District Development Programme (EU-SDDP) ILO has entered into an agreement with Vocational Training Authority of Sri Lanka (VTASL) on 4th September 2015 to introduce labour market oriented skills training and to improve delivery capacity of selected vocational training centres in Vavuniya, Mannar, Batticaloa and Ampara districts.

  8. ILO Asisstant Director General & Regional Director for Aisa and the Pacific Visits Colombo

    07 August 2015

    The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, will visit to Sri Lanka from 8th to 15th August 2015, at the invitation of the Ministry of Labour and Labour Relations.

  9. Prime Minister's Message of the world day against child labour

    12 June 2015

  10. ILO continues farmer empowerment through economic development

    11 June 2015

    Handing Over of the Cooperative Complex to Mulankavil Farmers’ Cooperative Society, Killinochchi District.