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.

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

  2. 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.