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.

June 2015

  1. Commemoration of World Day Against Child Labour 2015

    12 June 2015

    The annual World Day Against Child Labour has been observed on 12th June 2015 since 2002. The theme for this year is Say No to child labour, Yes to Quality Education. Education is a human right and a key factor in reducing poverty and child labour.

  2. The First District Public Employment Services Centre Launched in Vavuniya to Help Youth Jobseekers

    11 June 2015

    The District Public Employment Services (PES) Center of Vavuniya District was declared open by Mr. Herath Yapa, Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Mr. Donglin Li, Country Director, ILO Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives at the District Secretariat on 11th June 2013.

  3. ILO Provides Employable Skills for Women to Set Up a Garment Unit in Mannar

    10 June 2015

    Twenty-five women of Naanaattan DS Division of Mannar District are to be trained in Modern Dress Making to set up a mini garment unit as a sustainable business.

  4. ILO Continues Farmer Empowerment through Economic Development

    8 June 2015

    The cooperative movement in the North reached another milestone when the newly constructed cooperative complex of Vinayagapuram Farmers’ Cooperative Society of Mulankavil in Poonakary Division, Killinochchi district was officially handed over to the cooperative by Mr. Subinay Nandy, the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Sri Lanka, and Mr. Donglin Li, ILO Country Director for Sri Lanka and the Maldives on the 8th of June, 2015.

  5. ILO –NAITA and MAGA Engineering launch a pilot public-private partnership to provide on-the-job training for young people in the construction sector

    1 June 2015

    ILO, the National Apprenticeship and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA) and MAGA Engineering (Pvt.) Ltd agreed to launch - under the guidance of the Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training -a pilot project for job based training for young people in the construction sector.

May 2015

  1. Commemoration of World Day Against Child Labour 2015

    22 May 2015

    The annual World Day Against Child Labour has been observed on 12th June 2015 since 2002. The theme for this year is Say No to child labour, Yes to Quality Education. Education is a human right and a key factor in reducing poverty and child labour.

  2. 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.