Events and meetings

The ILO Office in Sri Lanka organizes and takes part in a wide range of meetings, conferences, workshops and training events. More information about the events listed below can be found by clicking on the relevant link or contacting us by email.

May 2015

  1. Launch of Labour Inspection System Application (LISA) Roll out to Districts

    7 May 2015

    The Ministry of Labour in collaboration with International Labour Organisation (ILO) launched the roll out of the Labour Inspection System Application (LISA) to all districts in Sri Lanka.

April 2015

  1. ILO Commemorates World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    28 April 2015

    The ILO, together with the Ministry of Labour, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) and trade unions commemorated the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on the 28th of April in Colombo.

  2. Launch of the “Skills Gap in Four Industrial Sectors in Sri Lanka”

    7 April 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the report on “Skills Gap in Four Industrial Sectors in Sri Lanka” on 7th April at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel.

March 2015

  1. Launch of the ILO/EFC/CIMA Partnership for Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises

    6 March 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), together with the Employers Federation of Ceylon (EFC) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) launched a comprehensive partnership agreement to roll out the Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) short programme.

  2. Social protection and prevention of Child Labour

    2 March - 3 February 2015

    Two day workshop on Social protection and prevention of Child Labour for Labour Officers, Probation Officers & Education  Project Officers in Ratnaputa District

February 2015

  1. Common agenda for public private partnership

    23 February 2015

    Workshop to develop a common agenda for Public-Private Partnership to pursue a common goal for the benefit of vulnerable children and their families

  2. Social protection and prevention of Child Labour

    19 - 20 February 2015

    Two day workshop on Social protection and prevention of Child Labour for Labour Officers, Probation Officers & Education  Project Officers in Ratnaputa District

October 2014

  1. Lessons Learnt and Strategizing Workshop on Return and Reintegration of Migrant Workers 30-31st October 2014, Colombo

    31 October 2014

    TILO provided technical support to the Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare and the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment, to conduct the Lessons Learnt and Strategizing Workshop to seek strategic input from key stakeholders in the migration sector with the overall objective of developing a National Plan of Action on Return and Reintegration.

August 2014

  1. ILO Regional Skills Programme: Regional training on employment services

    11 - 15 August 2014

    This workshop is designed to provide opportunities for participating countries to improve their knowledge and strengthen their capacities on the operations and functioning of their public employment services as well as to expand their network to provide jobseekers with better opportunities for domestic and overseas employment.

July 2014

  1. The Regional Skills Programme: Taking stock and mapping the way forward

    24 - 25 July 2014

    The current event is organized as follow-up to the 2012 meeting. It will provide an opportunity to take stock on the progress towards established goals, as well as re-affirm priorities and/or establish new priorities. It will also provide an opportunity to examine what works and what does not work with regard to knowledge sharing.

October 2013

  1. Graduation Ceremony for Inaugural Certificate Level Course on Labour Migration and Operational Procedures

    29 October 2013

    The Graduation Ceremony for Inaugural Certificate Level Course on Labour Migration and Operational Procedures in Sri Lankan Diplomatic Missions in Labour receiving countries was held on the 29th of October 2013.

  2. Awareness Seminar on Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE)

    7 October 2013

    A pilot project on ‘Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises’ (SCORE), facilitated by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in collaboration with the Employers Federation of Ceylon (EFC), came to an end earlier this month resulting in substantial workplace cooperation improvements in selected local entities.

August 2013

  1. Workshop on the Toolkit on Poverty Reduction through Tourism

    6 August 2013

    The launch of the Toolkit on Poverty Reduction through Tourism was followed by a workshop carried out by ILO in collaboration with the Chefs Guild of Sri Lanka to introduce the toolkit to stakeholders. This took place on 6th August 2013 at the Taj Samudra Hotel.

  2. Launch of the Toolkit on Poverty Reduction through Tourism

    5 August 2013

    ILO launched its toolkit on poverty reduction through tourism on 5th August 2013 at the Chef’s Guild awards ceremony held at the Bandaranayake International Convention Centre, Colombo.

June 2013

  1. World Day against Child Labour - Child Labour Free Zone in Ratnapura

    12 June 2013

    The District Secretary and the Administration of Ratnapura, assisted by the Ministry of Labour and Labour Relations, with technical and financial support from the ILO embarked on a journey that will make the district of Ratnapura officially free of Child Labour by June 2016.

April 2013

  1. The First South Asian Labour Inspection System Launched in Sri Lanka

    5 April 2013

    Sri Lanka marked a significant milestone by becoming the first country in South Asia to launch the Labour Inspection System Application or LISA.

February 2013

  1. Launch of the Media Guide on 'Reporting on Human Trafficking & Forced Labour'

    6 February 2013

    The Media Guide was developed by the ILO in partnership with the Sri Lanka Press Institute and the Sri Lanka Press Complaints Commission for all electronic and print media representatives. The guide is a response to the need to encourage reporting of cases on human trafficking and forced labour. While the initiative is aimed at introducing the subject in-depth to the media to facilitate accurate reporting of incidents as well as ensure protection of victims, it will also serve as a means of facilitating increased public awareness of the phenomenon. The launch will be attended by the members of the National Anti Trafficking Task Force, Key stakeholders and both electronic and print media.

January 2013

  1. Stakeholder Workshop - Reintegration with Home Community: Perspectives of Returnee Migrant Workers in Sri Lanka

    31 January 2013

    The workshop expects to share the findings of a study conducted on 2000 returnee migrants from 15 Districts spread across Sri Lanka, commissioned by the Project on Improved Governance of Labour Migration of the ILO and conducted by the Social Policy Analysis and Research Centre (SPARC) of the University of Colombo in 2012. The workshop expects the participation of key officials from the Ministries of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Ministry of Labour and Labour Relations, External Affairs and Child Development and Womens’ Affairs, and key departments that serve under them, as well as international organization, civil society organizations and the media working on issues of labour migration and reintegration. The stakeholder workshop expects to finalize a set of key policy recommendation as guidelines to draw-up a sub-policy on reintegration.

December 2012

  1. Participation of Women in the Sri Lankan Labour Force: Trends, Barriers and Policies

    4 December 2012

    A tripartite workshop on “Participation of Women in the Sri Lankan Labour Force: Trends, Barriers and Policies” to be held on 4th December 2012. The purpose of the study is to enhance the understanding of female labour force participation in Sri Lanka in terms of trends, drivers and barriers for women in order to develop a key set of findings and recommendations that are relevant to policymakers and other constituents in the country. The workshop aims to review the study on female labour force participation in Sri Lanka and provide feedback on the findings of the analysis and recommendations for the revision of the study and highlight key issues and policy responses to be taken forward by the ILO, government, trade unions and employer organizations. The workshop will bring together representatives of government ministries, Department of Census and Statistics Sri Lanka, employer organizations and trade unions, civil society, academics and international organizations.

November 2012

  1. Regional Conference on Mainstreaming Disability in Development

    15 November 2012

    The ILO Empowering Conflict Affected Communities (ECAC) Project was a corporate partner in organizing the above conference in Batticaloa on 15th November 2012 by the Provincial Department of Social Services. The event addressed the Legal framework of People with Disabilities (PWD) and it’s Implementation Mechanisms in Sri Lanka, Economic Empowerment of PWDs towards independent lives and infrastructure development for PWDs and hazard management. ILO presented a paper jointly with CAMID on its experience on economic empowerment of PWDs under the ECAC Project in selected Divisional Secretarial Divisions of Batticaloa District.