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News and Press releases

  1. The International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) sensitize journalists on fair recruitment and forced labour

    10 May 2019

    On 4th of April, ILO in collaboration with International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and Free Media Movement (FMM) facilitated an Editorial Round Table discussion for editors of local media followed by a two-day training program for 25 journalists.

  2. © World Future Council 2019

    Awarding innovative policies to empower youth

    18 April 2019

    National, local and regional governments and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to showcase decent work policies that help youth reach their full potential.

  3. The International Labour Organization (ILO) Commemorates a Century of Advancing Social Justice and Decent Work

    17 April 2019

    In Sri Lanka, themes of future of work and the best of young Sri Lankan talent took centre stage as the ILO marked its 100th year with a colourful centenary event in Colombo. The centenary celebrations were graced by His Excellency, Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka and the Hon. Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations, Ravindra Samaraweera.

  4. Sri Lanka renews commitment to combat forced labour

    11 April 2019

    Sri Lanka has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 31st ILO Member State to do so.

Speeches

  1. Supporting local communities through training on disaster resilience and business continuity planning for MSMEs

    11 December 2018

    Speech by Ms Simrin Singh, Director, ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives at the training workshop for Kalutara Government Officers on the Business Continuity Management for Increased Flood Resilience

  2. Women: the bedrock of peace and sustainable development

    05 December 2018

    By Ms Simrin Singh, Director, ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives

  3. National Multi-sector Policy Forum on Labour Migration

    02 October 2018

    By Ms Simrin Singh, Director, ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives

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

    25 September 2018

    By Ms Simrin Singh, Director, ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives