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.
11 October 2018
The ILO Country office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives will be hosting a National Project Briefing on the pilot project on flood and drought resilience in Ratnapura, Kaluthara, and Kilinochchi districts under its flagship programme "Jobs for Peace and Resilience".
2 October 2018
National Multi-sector Policy Forum on Labour Migration, will be hosted by the Ministry of Telecommunications, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment on the 2nd October 2018 at the Galle Face Hotel.
25 September 2018
National Tripartite Workshop on Development of National Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Programme of Sri Lanka
7 September 2018
The first meeting of the Technology Foresight Group on the Future of Work in Sri Lanka, will be held on September 7th (Friday), 2018 at Movenpick Hotel, Colombo.
5 September 2018
The ILO, together with the Embassies of Australia and Norway, and the Government of Sri Lanka, is launching the next phase of the Local Empowerment through Economic Development and Reconciliation project
6 - 7 August 2018
On 6-7 August 2018, the ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives in association with the Department of Labour is organizing a Training-of-Trainers workshop for 30 Labour Officers
Validation Workshop on a Study on the State of Decent Work in the Tea Smallholder Sector in Sri Lanka
1 August 2018
The ILO Country office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives will be hosting a validation workshop on a study on the State of Decent Work in the Tea Smallholder Sector in Sri Lanka, on Wednesday, 1st August at the Movepick Hotel in Colombo.
30 July 2018
ILO, SLBFE and Migrant Trainees will be marching to raise awareness on Human Trafficking on Wold Day Against Trafficking in Persons
Establishing a skill assessment mechanism through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), for Sri Lankan Migrant Workers
22 June 2018
Ministry of Skills and vocational Training, Ministry of Foreign Employment and Ministry of Home Affairs jointly requested ILO’s support establishing a “RPL Coordinating committees for Migrant workers”
14 June 2018
Concluding statement of the tripartite national dialogue on the Future of Work in the Tea Plantation Sector in Sri Lanka
14 June 2018
The International Labour Organization Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives is facilitating a National Dialogue on the Future of Work in the Tea Plantation Sector in Sri Lanka.
“ILO Colombo supports SLBFE and TVEC to sign a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on Certified Labour in Foreign Employment”
7 June 2018
On 7th June 2018, the heads of agencies signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) to formalize this cooperation. The MOC focuses on achieving in-country harmonization of the SLBFE Job Classification System with the National Vocational Qualifications System in Sri Lanka (NVQ-SL) of TVEC.
31 May 2018
As part of the ILO’s Fair Recruitment Initiative, the EU-funded “Global Action to Improve the Recruitment Framework of Labour Migration”, also known as REFRAME project organized a stakeholder consultation on labour migration and fair recruitment on 31st May, 2018 at the Movenpick Hotel, Colombo.
31 May 2018
As part of the ILO’s Fair Recruitment Initiative, the EU-funded “Global Action to Improve the Recruitment Framework of Labour Migration” ( REFRAME) project is organizing a stakeholder consultation on labour migration and fair recruitment.
10 May 2018
ILO Country Director for Sri Lanka and the Maldives Ms Simrin Singh called on Hon. Ravindra Samaraweera (10 May 2018) to congratulate him on his recent appointment as Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations.
27 April 2018
The International Labour Organization in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour & Trade Union Relations, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) together with the Employers & Workers is organizing a National Seminar on Occupational Safety & Health on 27th April 2018 to commemorate World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The workshop will be held at Galadari Hotel from 8.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
23 April 2018
ILO supported the Ministry of Telecommunications, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment to facilitate a consultation with key stakeholders of the labour migration to revise the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) Act of 1985.
5 - 6 April 2018
The International Labour Organization a Mini Training on WIND and WISE Approached to Improve the Occupational Safety and Health Practices in Plantation Sector
3 April 2018
This Symposium will address many issues that have been identified globally as those requiring attention. It will identify the reasons for the pervasiveness of the informal economy and possible remedies to address the relevant issues that this economy raises. Special sessions on the informal economy in Sri Lanka will address our situation and needs as well as how employers and their organizations can help this economy. The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon decided to hold this Symposium at this juncture particularly because the informal economy is once again one of the items of the Agenda of the International Labour Organization’s Conference in June 2018.
27 March 2018
As migration is now an integral part of development within which skills development, recognition and upgrading is given specific priority in the Governments’ Vision 2025 statement, ILO is facilitating a consultation with key skills and labour migration sector stakeholders from the government, private and non-government sectors to identify policy priorities and strategic areas of focus for the updated National Labour Migration Policy