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.

March 2010

  1. National Workshop on the Legal and Regulatory Review of the existing legislation on Labour Migration in Sri Lanka.

    12 March 2010

    The objectives of the workshop are to present the legal and regulatory review of the existing legislation and all regulations currently in effect on labour migration in Sri Lanka for wider consultation among the stakeholders.

  2. Tripartite Seminar on the Eight ILO Core Conventions in Male, Maldives

    8 - 10 March 2010

    The ILO Colombo in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Resources, Youth and Sports convened a tripartite seminar in Male on the eight core conventions of the ILO with the aim of identifying ways forward for ratification. The inaugural session was attended by the Vice-president, the Minister for Human Resources, Youth and Sports, the Minister for Economic Development and the Attorney General.

  3. Capacity-building Workshop for Trade Unions in Male, Maldives

    7 March 2010

    A one-day workshop was convened for trade unions and trade associations in Male, Maldives. The workshop was facilitated by Ariel Castro, Specialist for Workers' Activities, ILO Subregional Office in New Delhi.

  4. Tripartite Workshop on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining for Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Maldives and Bangladesh 1-3 March 2010

    1 - 3 March 2010

    The ILO Colombo Office, jointly with the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO) and the International Labour Office in Geneva are organizing the “Tripartite Workshop on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining for Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Maldives and Bangladesh” (code A351808) to take place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 1st to 3rd March 2010.

February 2010

  1. Tripartite Review Meeting

    2 February 2010

    The ILO Colombo convenes a tripartite Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) Review meeting every sixth month. The meeting will discuss the DWCP draft workplan for the biennium 2010-11.

December 2009

  1. Launch of Sri Lanka's labour and social trends 2009 report

    8 December 2009

    The report presents an overview of major trends in labour and social conditions in Sri Lanka and key policy challenges posed by these trends. It also looks ahead to 2020 with informed projections, likely scenarios and policy implications.

October 2009

  1. ILO Colombo 25th anniversary celebrations

    30 October 2009

    The ILO country office in Sri Lanka celebrated its 25th anniversary on 30 October 2009.

  2. Tripartite Meeting on Negotiating Decent Work in the Age of Globalization in South Asia and China

    26 - 27 October 2009

  3. Regional Workshop on Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations

    26 - 27 October 2009

    Brings together social partners across South Asia and China to discuss pertinent issues on social dialogue in the region.

  4. Regional Workshop on Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations

    26 - 27 October 2009

September 2009

  1. Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development (WIND)Training

    7 - 11 September 2009

    A four day training from 7 to 10 September on the Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development (WIND) Methodology was conducted for 42 participants, which included labour officers, agriculture inspectors, agrarian development officers, officers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), representatives from the Trade Unions and employers. The training also included a one day field visit to a farm.

July 2009

  1. Workshop on Vocational Training Planning and Labour Supply and Demand in the Province of Sabaragamuwa, Youth Employment Project (ILO/Japan)

    21 July 2009

June 2009

  1. Regional Conference on Local Economic Development - Knowledge Sharing and Showcasing of Best Practices in the South Asian Region

    16 - 19 June 2009

April 2009

  1. ILO 90th Anniversary High-level Event

    28 April 2009

    This was the main event for the celebrations and included the delivery of speeches, presentation of awards and tokens and the announcement of the ratification of several ILO conventions. The event was organized by the Ministry of Labour Relations and Manpower with technical inputs from the ILO. The keynote address was given by HE Mahinda Rajapaksa.

October 2008

  1. HIV/AIDS Dissemination Workshop

    30 - 31 October 2008

August 2008

  1. Workshop on a Manual for Young Workers

    26 August 2008

  2. ILO Workshop on the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 & Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention, 2003 (No. 185)

    6 - 8 August 2008