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.

August 2018

  1. Validation Workshop on a Study on the State of Decent Work in the Tea Smallholder Sector in Sri Lanka

    1 August 2018

    The ILO Country office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives will be hosting a validation workshop on a study on the State of Decent Work in the Tea Smallholder Sector in Sri Lanka, on Wednesday, 1st August at the Movepick Hotel in Colombo.

July 2018

  1. March Against Human Trafficking

    30 July 2018

    ILO, SLBFE and Migrant Trainees will be marching to raise awareness on Human Trafficking on Wold Day Against Trafficking in Persons

June 2018

  1. Establishing a skill assessment mechanism through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), for Sri Lankan Migrant Workers

    22 June 2018

    Ministry of Skills and vocational Training, Ministry of Foreign Employment and Ministry of Home Affairs jointly requested ILO’s support establishing a “RPL Coordinating committees for Migrant workers”

  2. Tripartite National Dialogue on the Future of Work in the Tea Plantation Sector in Sri Lanka

    14 June 2018

    Concluding statement of the tripartite national dialogue on the Future of Work in the Tea Plantation Sector in Sri Lanka

  3. National Dialogue on the Future of Work in the Tea Plantation Sector in Sri Lanka

    14 June 2018

    The International Labour Organization Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives is facilitating a National Dialogue on the Future of Work in the Tea Plantation Sector in Sri Lanka.

  4. “ILO Colombo supports SLBFE and TVEC to sign a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on Certified Labour in Foreign Employment”

    7 June 2018

    On 7th June 2018, the heads of agencies signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) to formalize this cooperation. The MOC focuses on achieving in-country harmonization of the SLBFE Job Classification System with the National Vocational Qualifications System in Sri Lanka (NVQ-SL) of TVEC.

May 2018

  1. ILO Sri Lanka holds the National Consultation on labour migration and fair recruitment.

    31 May 2018

    As part of the ILO’s Fair Recruitment Initiative, the EU-funded “Global Action to Improve the Recruitment Framework of Labour Migration”, also known as REFRAME project organized a stakeholder consultation on labour migration and fair recruitment on 31st May, 2018 at the Movenpick Hotel, Colombo.

  2. ILO facilitates stakeholder consultation on labour migration and fair recruitment

    31 May 2018

    As part of the ILO’s Fair Recruitment Initiative, the EU-funded “Global Action to Improve the Recruitment Framework of Labour Migration” ( REFRAME) project is organizing a stakeholder consultation on labour migration and fair recruitment.

  3. ILO congratulates Minister on new portfolio

    10 May 2018

    ILO Country Director for Sri Lanka and the Maldives Ms Simrin Singh called on Hon. Ravindra Samaraweera (10 May 2018) to congratulate him on his recent appointment as Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations.

April 2018

  1. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    27 April 2018

    The International Labour Organization in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour & Trade Union Relations, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) together with the Employers & Workers is organizing a National Seminar on Occupational Safety & Health on 27th April 2018 to commemorate World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The workshop will be held at Galadari Hotel from 8.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

  2. ILO Facilitates stakeholder consultation to revise law on foreign employment

    23 April 2018

    ILO supported the Ministry of Telecommunications, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment to facilitate a consultation with key stakeholders of the labour migration to revise the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) Act of 1985.

  3. WIND and WISE Approached to Improve the Occupational Safety and Health Practices in Plantation

    5 - 6 April 2018

    The International Labour Organization a Mini Training on WIND and WISE Approached to Improve the Occupational Safety and Health Practices in Plantation Sector

  4. EFC/ILO Symposium on The Dilemmas, Issues and Challenges of the Informal Economy

    3 April 2018

    This Symposium will address many issues that have been identified globally as those requiring attention. It will identify the reasons for the pervasiveness of the informal economy and possible remedies to address the relevant issues that this economy raises. Special sessions on the informal economy in Sri Lanka will address our situation and needs as well as how employers and their organizations can help this economy. The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon decided to hold this Symposium at this juncture particularly because the informal economy is once again one of the items of the Agenda of the International Labour Organization’s Conference in June 2018.

March 2018

  1. Consultation on Perspectives of the Skills Sector for Labour Migration

    27 March 2018

    As migration is now an integral part of development within which skills development, recognition and upgrading is given specific priority in the Governments’ Vision 2025 statement, ILO is facilitating a consultation with key skills and labour migration sector stakeholders from the government, private and non-government sectors to identify policy priorities and strategic areas of focus for the updated National Labour Migration Policy

  2. Workshop on effective operation of public employment services

    19 - 23 March 2018

    Under the European Union Support for District Development Programme (EU-SDDP) ILO organised a workshop to help DME staff to plan their long term goals and future development of the labour force of the country.

February 2018

  1. Towards child labour free Sri Lanka

    19 February 2018

    A workshop for Deputy Commissioners of Labour and Assistant Commissioners of Labour on guidelines on the child labour free zone model to replicate the model in other 24 districts.

  2. The importance of effective OSH in TVET sector to improve quality of Skills training

    16 February 2018

    ILO SKILLED Project jointly with National Institute of Occupational safety and Health (NIOSH) is planning to have a 01-day workshop on the theme “The importance of effective OSH in TVET sector to improve quality of Skills training “

  3. LISA integrated with Child Labour monitoring module

    14 - 19 February 2018

    A series of training sessions will be carried out at the Department of Labour to enable effective monitoring of child labor related complaints and related inspections

January 2018

  1. COLOMBO PROCESS Thematic Area Working Group Meeting: Building synergy between Skills and Qualification Recognition and Labour Market Analysis

    23 - 24 January 2018

    Recognizing the close linkage between the two thematic areas of Skills and Qualification Recognition and Labour Market Analysis , the two chairs for these Thematic Area Working Groups (TAWG), Sri Lanka and Thailand will co-host this combined meeting, which will serve as the second face-to-face meetings of the respective TAWGs. International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will co-organize this event with the financial assistance from the SDC.

  2. Tripartite Consultation workshop on Protocol 29

    19 January 2018

    A tripartite consultation will be held in Colombo to discuss the preliminary findings of a “Gap analysis Report on National legislation and ILO Protocol on Forced Labour” and to identify major changes required under 3P’s (protection, prosecution and prevention) to pave the way towards ratification of the Protocol on Forced Labour before the end of year 2018.