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.

May 2018

  1. 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.

December 2017

  1. National Consultation on Advancing Respnsible Business Practices on Child Protection From Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism

    12 December 2017

    An event was organized by Protecting Environment and Children Everywhere (PEaCE) and ECPAT Sri Lanka

November 2017

  1. Technical Meeting on Labour Migration Statistics in South Asia

    28 - 29 November 2017

    Technical experts in the fields of labour migration and statistics met to obtain a regional picture of migration-related statistics by sharing information and data collection approaches among the countries in South Asia. There was also discussion of how national, regional and global level processes and plans for collecting and analyzing data can fit together, e.g. a regional labour migration statistics database, promotion of ICLS standards and SDG monitoring. A number of areas were identified in which the ILO could support in national and regional capacity building on migration-related statistics.

August 2017

  1. National Tripartite Consultation of the Sri Lanka Decent Work Country Programme Review (DWCP 2013-2017)

    6 August 2017

    National tripartite consultation workshop scheduled to take place on the 11th August 2017 at the Renuka Hotel from 8.45am – 1.00pm to share the preliminary findings of the review of DWCP 2013-2017

July 2017

  1. Inter- regional expert forum on Skills and Migration in the South Asia and Middle East Corridor.

    25 - 26 July 2017

    The two-day forum has presented new research and discussed the impact that skilling has on migrants’ wages and working conditions, and also the extent to which migrants are able to transfer their knowledge and skills after returning home from the Middle East.

June 2017

  1. In Conflicts and Disasters; Protect Children from Child Labour

    22 June 2017

    The ILO, in collaboration with the UNICEF and Girl Guides Association, is planning to host an event on World Day Against Child Labour, on 22nd of June, 2017 in Colombo

  2. “While we are well attired in beautiful school uniforms, there are children working right now on the hot soil with no footwear”

    16 June 2017

    As part of a series of events being held to mark World Day Against Child Labour (June 12th, 2017), the Girl Guide Association and the ILO hosted a speech contest in Wattala for 20 female students from four zones of Gampaha district, to raise awareness on child labour in the country.

April 2017

  1. World day for Safety and Health at Work

    28 April 2017

    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 28th April 2017 to commemorate World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The workshop will be held at Hotel Renuka from 9.00 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.

  2. Migrant workers in the Construction Sector: National Consultation on Skills Assessment and Certification

    19 April 2017

    International Labour Organisation together with Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission,will be organise the above mentioned workshop on the 21st April 2017 at 9.00am to 3.00pm at Hotel Renuka in Colombo.