Safe Labour Migration Programme in Sri Lanka

Supporting improved governance of labour migration in Sri Lanka

Currently in its third phase, the ILO Safe Labour Migration Programme in Sri Lanka contributes to promote safe and regular migration through improved policies and legal frameworks related to labour migration and better service provision to migrant workers and their families. The experiences of the planned interventions will feed and substantiate national, regional and global policy dialogue on Migration and Development.

Date issued: 01 August 2017 | Size/duration: 14 min

During the second phase of the programme, the ILO provided technical support to the Government resulting in the adoption of a policy on Return and Reintegration of Sri Lankan migrants in December 2015. Throughout the Project, ILO engaged with the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment and stakeholders to develop a code of ethical conduct for recruitment agents and sensitize a majority of the licensed foreign recruitment agents and developed safe migration information dissemination tools and disseminated same to more than 1000 local level government officers through capacity building programmes, among other key achievements.