Events and meetings

The ILO Office in Sri Lanka organizes and takes part in a wide range of meetings, conferences, workshops and training events. More information about the events listed below can be found by clicking on the relevant link or contacting us by email.

July 2019

  1. Strengthening bi-partite social dialogue mechanisms for enhanced workplace cooperation

    11 - 12 July 2019

    The ILO’s tripartite constituents in Sri Lanka have identified the strengthening of social dialogue and workplace cooperation as a critical factor for improved dispute resolution. The Department of Labour has engaged employers and trade unions on labour dispute settlement at enterprise-level in the past. However, this has not been successful due to differing interests of employers and trade unions.

  2. Enhanced Dispute Resolution through Enterprise-level Grievance Handling Mechanisms

    8 - 9 July 2019

    The ILO’s tripartite constituents in Sri Lanka have identified the strengthening of social dialogue and workplace cooperation as a critical factor for improved dispute resolution. The Department of Labour has engaged employers and trade unions on labour dispute settlement at enterprise-level in the past. However, this has not been successful due to differing interests of employers and trade unions.

June 2019

  1. New safety and health issues emerge as the world of work changes

    27 June 2019

    The ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, together with the Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations, Department of Labour, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) and trade unions will hold an event on Occupational Safety and Health at work on the 27th of June in Colombo.

April 2019

  1. Department of Labour initiates review of draft National Labour Inspection Policy for Sri Lanka

    11 April 2019

    The ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives in collaboration with the Department of Labour conducted a one-day workshop on 8th April 2019 to revisit the existing draft National Labour Inspection Policy for Sri Lanka

  2. ILO supports the Department of Labour in conducting a business process review of the dispute settlement system

    5 - 6 April 2019

    ILO in collaboration with the Department of Labour will conduct a 2 day workshop from 5-6 April 2019 to review the existing Dispute Resolution Mechanisms with a view to streamlining the current processes (including the gender dimension) in delivering more effective and efficient advisory services and improving responsiveness.

March 2019

  1. Social dialogue and collective bargaining mechanisms strengthened for effective dispute resolution

    5 - 6 March 2019

    The ILO Country Office with the Department of Labour (DoL), will conduct a two day training programme in Colombo for 50 Labour Officers across the country from 5- 6th March 2019.

  2. Creating Decent Work in Rural Sri Lanka through Building Resilience for Climate Driven Disasters

    1 March 2019

    ILO looks into means of increased resilience of disaster affected tea sector communities, farmers and MSMEs in Ratanapura, Kalutara and Kilinochchi districts.

February 2019

  1. Building Disaster Resilience of Vulnerable MSMEs in Kalutara and Ratnapura Districts

    28 February - 7 March 2019

    The training programmes will be held in Palindanuwara Divisional Secretariat Division in Kalutara district and Ratnapura district in Elapatha Divisional Secretariat Division. targeting 100 vulnerable MSMEs

January 2019

  1. ‘New Trends in Social Security’

    21 - 22 January 2019

    On the request of the Employees Trust Fund Board (ETFB), the ILO Country office for Sri Lanka and Maldives will conduct a training programme for officials of the ETFB between 21-22 January 2019, which will focus on social security reforms in India; extending social security to organised and unorganised workers in India; and learning from those experiences.

December 2018

  1. International Migrants Day 2018: Street Theatre to Raise Awareness on Human Trafficking

    18 December 2018

    The ILO in Sri Lanka, in collaboration with Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE), organised a pop-up street theatre performance in honour of International Migrants day on 18 December 2018.

  2. Business Continuity Management Training for Government Officers working with MSMEs in Ratnapura and Kalutara Districts

    10 - 14 December 2018

    The first training programme will be held in the Kalutara district targeting government officers who work with the MSME sector. The two day programme will be held on the 10th and 14th of December in the Garden Beach Hotel, Kalutara.

November 2018

  1. Paving path from school to work

    26 November - 7 December 2018

    ILO CLEAR project (Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce Child Labour) joins forces with Department of Manpower and Employment to train 140 officers on School to Work Transition

October 2018

  1. National Consultation on National Vocational Qualification Framework

    22 October 2018

    Together with the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission, ILO Migration Skills Project organize a National Consultation on National Vocational Qualification Framework

  2. “Department of Labour Sri Lanka strategises for the next five years”

    19 - 20 October 2018

    The Department of Labour, Sri Lanka will embark on formulating a strategic plan for the next five years.

  3. ILO to strengthen natural disaster resilience of communities

    11 October 2018

    The ILO Country office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives will be hosting a National Project Briefing on the pilot project on flood and drought resilience in Ratnapura, Kaluthara, and Kilinochchi districts under its flagship programme "Jobs for Peace and Resilience".

  4. National Multi-sector Policy Forum on Labour Migration

    2 October 2018

    National Multi-sector Policy Forum on Labour Migration, will be hosted by the Ministry of Telecommunications, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment on the 2nd October 2018 at the Galle Face Hotel.

September 2018

  1. “Towards a National OSH Programme for Sri Lanka”

    25 September 2018

    National Tripartite Workshop on Development of National Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Programme of Sri Lanka

  2. The Future of Work in Sri Lanka

    7 September 2018

    The first meeting of the Technology Foresight Group on the Future of Work in Sri Lanka, will be held on September 7th (Friday), 2018 at Movenpick Hotel, Colombo.

  3. Official launch of Local Empowerment through Economic Development and Reconciliation Project

    5 September 2018

    The ILO, together with the Embassies of Australia and Norway, and the Government of Sri Lanka, is launching the next phase of the Local Empowerment through Economic Development and Reconciliation project

August 2018

  1. Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Training-of-Trainers for Labour Officer

    6 - 7 August 2018

    On 6-7 August 2018, the ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives in association with the Department of Labour is organizing a Training-of-Trainers workshop for 30 Labour Officers