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 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.

  11. 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).