As part of its advocacy work in Sri Lanka the ILO produces a range of video products, including news stories, interviews, and other promotional films.

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  1. Green jobs, the key to sustainable development in Asia-Pacific

    25 July 2018

    The ILO defines green jobs as good for the environment, good for the economy and good for people. Watch this three-minute animation on how we can build a better, more sustainable future for women and men around the world by making our work greener.


  1. Supporting improved governance of labour migration in Sri Lanka

    01 August 2017

    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.


  1. Diversify to develop - Sri Lanka's way forward

    31 May 2016

    People in Sri Lanka's Northern Province have rebuilt their livelihoods in a more sustainable way. The farmers have diversified their crops from papayas to cassavas, passion fruits and okras. The fishermen will have steady incomes even during the closed season due to diversification.

  2. ILO Director-General calls for improved conditions for water workers

    22 March 2016

    In his message for World Water Day, Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General and Chair of UN-Water, highlights the situation of the some 1.5 billion people who work in water, many of whom are not recognized for the work they do, nor protected by basic labour rights.


  1. ILO partners with NAITA and MAGA engineering for on the job training

    28 December 2015

    This video demonstrate the pilot initiative took between ILO, NAITA and MAGA engineering to implement a pilot public private partnership for on the job training in the construction sector between

  2. Sri Lankan women build brighter futures (ILO LEED project)

    27 August 2015

    The three-decade-long civil war in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province has left many vulnerable women and women-headed households. How to improve their livelihoods have been a big concern for the Sri Lankan government and the international community.

  3. Diversify to develop - Sri Lanka's way forward (ILO LEED project)

    27 August 2015

    People in Sri Lanka's Northern Province have move forward on their way to rebuild their livelihoods in a more sustainable way. The farmers have diversified their crops from papayas to cassavas, passion fruits and okras. The fishermen will have steady incomes even during the closed season because they’ve started environmentally-friendly sea farming.

  4. The way back to school

    01 June 2015

    Saddis Kumar's mother works in a tea plantation in Sri Lanka and his father's health leaves him unable to work. Saddis was about to fall out of school and into child labour when an ILO project intervened.

  5. Small app, big advantage

    31 March 2015

    A small mobile App has relieved labour inspectors in Sri Lanka of heavy stacks of reports and record books and improved the efficiency, transparency and timeliness of the government service.

  6. Peace, prosperity and papayas

    01 February 2015

    Vadiveel Selvarathy is expecting a richer harvest of her "red lady" papayas, Sivaranjini Rameshkumar is about to finish another fishing boat, and Peter Rajan has just returned with a big catch of blue swimming crabs. Survivors of Sri Lanka’s three-decade civil war are seeing their lives improve day by day with help from the ILO's Local Empowerment through Economic Development (LEED) Project, supported by the Australian Government


  1. WDACL2014

    12 June 2014

    The song for World Day Against Child Labour


  1. APYouthNet Talk Show #23 - Sri Lanka's approach to youth employment

    30 August 2013

    40 per cent of Sri Lankans under the age of 25. 86 per cent of Sri Lankans live in rural areas. The country's 26 years of civil war ended in 2009. How can the government ensure that there are fair and sustainable opportunities for the country's young people? Nilanthi Sugathadasa of the Ministry of Youth and Skills Development joins the show to discuss this.


  1. Transitioning to green jobs in Sri Lanka

    12 September 2012

    In Sri Lanka, recycling, and its associated occupations, are becoming more organized thanks to a collaboration between the ILO, municipal government, worker and employer organizations. The Waste Management Authority that manages Colombo's solid waste disposal is creating "green jobs" by formalizing the formerly 'freelance' waste pickers that collect plastics, metals and other materials for re-sale. Up to 4,000 waste pickers have received training by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health to improve their methods of collection while raising awareness about protecting their health at work. Meantime, the ILO has been liaising with the tea and rubber plantation owners to buy bio-compost produced as a by-product of the WMA. Supported by the Australian Government - ILO Partnership Agreement (2010-2015) the outcomes are benefiting many in this transition to green jobs in Sri Lanka.


  1. Facilitating local intiatives

    10 March 2010

    This video is about the experiences gained by the project "Enterprise for Pro-poor growth", in facilitating local economic development through an integrated approach in Sri Lanka.


  1. A Banker for Sri Lankan Women: Rupa Manel Silva

    06 March 2008

    A new report from the International Labour Organization shows that economic empowerment for women is vital for equal participation of women and men in the labour market and equal access to obtaining decent work. In Sri Lanka, Rupa Manel Silva is leading the way with a bank run by women for women.