War in Sri Lanka took everything but I made a new start
06 July 2022
Displaced by Sri Lanka’s civil war, Veronica Rosani Susilkumar is making a new life for herself and her family as a groundnut farmer.
Building a safe business
27 June 2022
Introducing “Know About Business” (KAB) e-Campus to Sri Lankan Youth
25 June 2022
Know About Business (KAB) is an entrepreneurship education programme developed by the -The KAB e-Campus, launched in June 2022, is targeted at Sri Lankan youth aged 15 – 24, and is part of the South Asia Leadership in Entrepreneurship (SALE) programme.
Better Work partners with Sri Lankan garment industry stakeholders
25 February 2022
The ILO and IFC’s Better Work programme is launching an ambitious industry-level intervention in Sri Lanka, with the support of the European Union. The shared goal is to strengthen the apparel industry recovering from the pandemic and work toward a future of increased resilience, efficiency, and sustainability.
Sowing seeds of change
02 February 2022
It takes thick skin and hard work to succeed as a woman farmer in Sri Lanka. From cultivating her backyard to breaking norms, Raasarathinam Arulrahini shares her journey.
10 years on from the ILO Domestic Workers Convention: What has changed?
29 July 2021
Over half of the world’s domestic workers are in Asia and the Pacific. 10 years on from the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), Anna Olsen, Technical Specialist at the International Labour Organization’s TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme, discusses progress made and ongoing challenges for ensuring decent work for domestic workers in the region.
Making a new wave
30 June 2021
The growing demand for sea cucumber has paid dividends for Rasakulam and his community, but this burgeoning industry wouldn’t be where it is without some backing.
Tapping into a flood resilient future in Sri Lanka
03 June 2021
Hugely valuable both economically and as a part of nature, Kithul (or Fishtail palm) trees support rural livelihoods and increase flood resilience in disaster prone areas of Sri Lanka. ILO is working with rural communities to keep Kithul farmers safe and this important industry alive.
Restarting with resilience
26 April 2021
A Value Chain Financing (VCF) model piloted by ILO as part of its COVID-19 response is helping Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) access working capital, and regain their footing
Growing a field of dreams
10 February 2021
For the many first-time women farmers in the village of Chettikulam, black gram offers new opportunities. Through its work in the agriculture sector, ILO Sri Lanka’s LEED+ project is working with Coops, government officials, and private sector to create sustainable livelihoods, and empowered communities.