Press releases

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.


  1. Better Jobs and economic resilience through disaster resilience of rural communities

    11 October 2018

    ILO looks to increase resilience of flood-affected plantation communities in South and West and drought-affected farmers in Northern Sri Lanka

  2. Technology and the future of work

    19 September 2018

    The impact of emerging technologies, automation, artificial intelligence, data and digitization on the future of work was discussed at a meeting in Sri Lanka, hosted by the ILO Country Office and Tandem Research, of Goa, India.

  3. Joining forces to promote inclusive growth for conflict-affected communities in Sri-Lanka

    05 September 2018

    ILO flagship project “LEED+” (Local Empowerment through Economic Development and Reconciliation) to be scaled up with the support of Australia and Norway.

  4. ILO @ 100: A year of celebration

    03 September 2018

    In 2019, the ILO will celebrate its 100th anniversary. The Centenary will be an opportunity to celebrate the ILO’s achievements and reaffirm its position as the authoritative global organization for the world of work.

  5. Lanka’s first unanimous cooperative policy ready after a decade’s work

    21 August 2018

    AAfter a decade of country-wide efforts involving eight million members, the first ever national policy for Sri Lanka’s historic cooperative sector has finally been tabled at Cabinet for finalisation before approval.

  6. Focused Enhancement and Revitalization for an Effective NLAC - Tripartite Study Tour to South Africa

    21 August 2018

    The ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives has organised a tripartite study tour to South Africa from 20th - 25th August, at the request of the tripartite constituents

  7. Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Training for Workers and Managers in Tea Plantations

    08 August 2018

    The ILO, in cooperation with National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of Sri Lanka has carried out a series of training workshops aiming to improve safety, health and productivity of the tea plantations.

  8. Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Training-of-Trainers for Labour Officers

    08 August 2018

    On 6-7 August 2018, the ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives in association with the Department of Labour conducted a training workshop on occupational safety and health (OSH)

  9. Paving the Path to sustainability - Decent Work in the Tea Smallholder Sector in Sri Lanka

    02 August 2018

    The ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives facilitated a validation workshop where the findings of a rapid assessment study on the State of Decent Work in the Tea Smallholder (TSH) sector in Sri Lanka

  10. Sri Lankan government pledges to combat human trafficking

    02 August 2018

    The ILO project “Equipping Sri Lanka to Counter Trafficking in Persons (EQUIP) funded by the US Department of States, Bureau for South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) organised an awareness raising march to mark the “World day against Trafficking in Persons”, 30 July 2018.

  11. Cooperatives contribute to sustainable production and employment in Sri Lanka

    10 July 2018

    The International Day of Cooperatives is celebrated on the first Saturday of July each year. This year’s theme, Sustainable consumption and production of goods and services is timely, as the International Labour Organization (ILO) works towards a future of work that is based on sustainable production and employment models.

  12. ILO to launch new report addressing the looming global care crisis

    20 June 2018

  13. ILO facilitated National Dialogue on the Future of Work in the Tea Sector in Sri Lanka

    15 June 2018

    The International Labour Organization Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives facilitated a National Dialogue on the Future of Work in the Tea Sector in Sri Lanka on the 14th June 2018.

  14. “Let the Shine of Progress against Child Labour not Tarnish”

    12 June 2018

  15. End child labour and promote safe and healthy work!

    11 June 2018

    World Day Against Child Labour is marked on 12 June. Its theme in 2018 is the devastating impact of hazardous forms of work on children’s long-term health and well-being

  16. ILO head urges renewed spirit of tripartism to tackle world of work challenges

    28 May 2018

    International Labour Conference to address a range of issues, including workplace violence, women at work, social dialogue, application of standards and development cooperation.

  17. Sri Lanka’s New Decent Work Agenda launched

    17 May 2018

    Sri Lanka’s fourth Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) was launched on May 16, following signature of a memorandum of understanding between Government of Sri Lanka, employers’ organisations, and workers’ organisations; and the LO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives

  18. A just transition to a green economy could create 14 million jobs in Asia and the Pacific

    14 May 2018

    ILO flagship report estimates job losses and job creation as the world moves to a greener economy.

  19. Building ‘resilience” in SMEs will help to promote Decent Work

    13 May 2018

    Through investment in resilience measures, enterprises, in particular small ones, their workers and families and communities can be better equipped to face and manage the increasing threats from both natural disasters and conflict

  20. 28 April 2018 – Improving the Safety and Health of Young Workers

    28 April 2018

    This year, to mark the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, 28th of April, the ILO has launched a global campaign to bring into sharp focus the need to improve the safety and health of young workers.