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.

2015

  1. 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.

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

    12 June 2015

  3. ILO continues farmer empowerment through economic development

    11 June 2015

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

  4. World Day for Safety and Health - 28th April

    28 April 2015

    “Join us in Building a Culture of Prevention on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)” – World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2015”

2014

  1. ILO Meeting to discuss ways to improve skills development in Asia-Pacific

    18 July 2014

    An International Labour Organization (ILO) meeting is expected to roll out new action plans to improve skills development in Asia and the Pacific.

  2. Kegalle District declares a Child Labour Free Zone

    19 June 2014

    Kegalle District declares a Child Labour Free Zone by 2016 to mark World Day Against Child Labour

  3. World Day Against Child Labour - 12th June 2014

    11 June 2014

    “All Together Against Child Labour” – World Day Against Child Labour 2014

  4. ILO coordinates the visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights of migrants to Sri Lanka

    04 June 2014

    The International Labour Office Colombo coordinates the visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights of migrants to Sri Lanka

  5. World Day for Safety and Health - 28th April

    28 April 2014

    “Safety and health in the use of chemicals at work“ – World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2014equality”

  6. International Women’s Day 2014 - 8 March

    10 March 2014

    Message from ILO Director-General : “We join our efforts with all who are striving for gender equality”

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

    10 February 2014

    The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Mr Yoshiteru Uramoto, visited Sri Lanka from 5 to 6 February 2014, at the invitation of the Ministry of Labour and Labour Relations.

2013

  1. Launch of the Pre-departure Training Guides, Safe Labour Migration Information Package and the Code of Ethical Conduct for Recruitment Agents

    18 December 2013

    These publications were developed under the Project on Promoting Decent work through good governance, protection and empowerment of migrant workers: Ensuring effective implementation of the National Labour Migration Policy funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

  2. New ILO Report finds Global Number of Child Labourers Falls

    23 September 2013

    A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has found that the global number of child labourers has declined by one third since 2000, with the largest absolute decline in the Asia Pacific region.

  3. ILO to Launch Toolkit on Poverty Reduction through Tourism

    05 August 2013

    ILO will launch its toolkit on poverty reduction through tourism at the Chef’s Guild awards ceremony to be held at the BMICH, Colombo. The launch will be followed by a workshop carried out by ILO in collaboration with the Chefs Guild of Sri Lanka to introduce the toolkit to stakeholders.

  4. Ratnapura - a Child Labour Free Zone by 2016!

    12 June 2013

    The District Secretary and the Administration of Ratnapura, assisted by the Ministry of Labour and Labour Relations, with technical and financial support from the ILO are embarking on a journey that will make the district officially free of Child Labour by June 2016.

  5. ILO and EFC launch a new programme for SME’s for Sustaining Competitive & Responsible Enterprises in Sri Lanka.

    31 May 2013

    In May, the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) partnered with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to launch SCORE (Sustaining Competitive & Responsible Enterprises), a course to support SME’s on how to forge an enterprise culture of sustainable competitiveness and growth.

  6. ILO and its Tripartite Partners sign Sri Lanka’s Decent Work Country Programme for 2013 – 2017

    23 May 2013

    The Government, Employer, Workers Organisations and ILO Office signed on the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for Sri Lanka, during a ceremony held on Thursday 23nd May 2013 in Colombo.

  7. ILO Country Director pays courtesy call on Maldivian President Dr. Mohamed Waheed

    19 May 2013

    ILO Country Director for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Mr. Donglin Li, paid a courtesy call on Maldivian President Dr. Mohamed Waheed on 19th May at the President’s office in the capital Male.

  8. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2013

    28 April 2013

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for an “urgent and vigorous” global campaign to tackle the growing number of work-related diseases, which claim an estimated 2 million lives per year. The World Day for Safety and Health at Work in 2013 focuses on the prevention of occupational diseases.

  9. Maldives ratifies the eight ILO fundamental Conventions

    16 January 2013

    The Maldives has ratified the eight ILO fundamental Conventions on 4 January 2013, dealing with four categories of fundamental principles and rights at work: freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour; the effective abolition of child labour; and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.