This is a list of official ILO press releases issued by the ILO Office in Sri Lanka. The most recent release is at the top.
01 April 2017
Ms Simrin Singh has officially taken over as the new Country Director for the ILO Country Office for the Sri Lanka and the Maldives on 1st April 2017.
Launch of the Employment Generation and Livelihoods through Reconciliation (EGLR) Project in Northern Sri Lanka
15 March 2017
The Project on Employment Generation and Livelihoods through Reconciliation funded by the Government of Norway was launched in Vavuniya on the 15th of March 2017
01 March 2017
Women's labour force participation has either fallen or remained stagnant across Asia says the ILO ahead of International Women’s Day. An ILO book reviews the role of women in Asia’s economic transformation and highlights the barriers they face in the region’s labour market.
21 February 2017
The Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) in Sri Lanka launched the report of the Child Activity Survey (CAS) 2016 on 21st of February, 2017. The survey was conducted at the request of the Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations. International Labour Organization (ILO) provided technical assistance and the United States Department of Labour financially supported to conduct this country-wide household survey in 2016.
Fair Trade Certification for Red Lady Papaya: Vavuniya North Fruit Growers Cooperative achieves another landmark.
13 February 2017
Vavuniya North Fruit Growers Cooperative Union has achieved a major milestone by becoming the First Cooperative in Sri Lanka and probably the first organization in South Asia to be Fair Trade Certified for Red Lady papaya. The certification process was carried out by the Global Certifying Body for Fair Trade- FLOCERT.
16 January 2017
Regional Director has appointed Mr Markus Ruck as Officer-in- Charge of CO-Colombo from Monday, 16 January 2017, to Friday, 31 March 2017
12 January 2017
Sri Lanka is the 81st ILO member State and the 16th Asian State to have ratified the Convention
01 December 2016
The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) in a bid to reconstruct the heavily damaged homes of the employees of their member corporates in the heavy floods which hit the Western Province early this year collaborated with the International Labour Organization (ILO).
22 November 2016
Norway and International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Sri Lanka have signed a partnership agreement on 22 November to extend the Government of Norway’s support to the conflict affected communities in the North. The project will address the immediate needs of decent work and livelihood opportunities at the grass root level in the conflict affected Northern Districts.
31 October 2016
ILO Colombo has introduced its new project “Promoting Decent Work in Tea Plantation Sector –Sri Lanka” to its tripartite constituents at a project briefing meeting held on 26th Oct 2016 at Renuka City Hotel Colombo.
30 August 2016
The Ministry of Labour & Trade Union Relations in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) hosted a National Forum on lessons learnt from the ILO implemented Local Empowerment for Economic Development(LEED) project funded by the Government of Australia on 30th August 2016 in Colombo.
09 August 2016
29 July 2016
The Sri Lanka Human Capital Summit themed ‘Towards a Future-Ready Workforce’ will be on held on 11 and 12 August 2016
01 July 2016
The recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have affected 340,150 people according to information from the Government of Sri Lanka Disaster Management Centre, 84 people were died and 116 people were missing.
22 June 2016
The National Ceremony to commemorate World Day Against Child Labour was held at the BMICH on 22nd June 2016 under the patronage of His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena.
20 June 2016
The Processing Plant is a joint collaboration between the ILO LEED project and Greenfield Bio Plantations (Pvt) Ltd with the financial support of the Australian Government was declared open on the July 20, 2016 by HE Bryce Hutchesson Australian High Commissioner of Sri Lanka and the Maldives
24 May 2016
The Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations, supported by the ILO Office, held a National Consultation to introduce the Future of Work initiative with the relevant stakeholders on 24th May 2016 in Colombo.
28 April 2016
This World Day for Safety and Health focuses on the toll taken on the health and wellbeing of workers worldwide by stress in their working environment.
01 April 2016
Sri Lanka is the 110th ILO member State to have ratified this priority Convention
Tripartite consultation on Country Level Engagement and Cooperation to Reduce Child Labour (CLEAR) in Sri Lanka
28 March 2016
ILO Office partnering with the Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations conducted a consultation on 24th March 2016 with their tripartite constituents to introduce the Country Level Engagement and Cooperation to Reduce Child Labour (CLEAR) Project in Sri Lanka.