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.
Mapping of the Skills Assessment Procedures, Certification Standards and Equivalencies between Sri Lanka and UAE & Kuwait - in identified occupations of the construction industry.
29 April 2016
The main objective of the study is to apply standards of selected countries of destination for testing potential migrant workers in identified testing centres that are registered and reliable and reach agreements on joint minimum standards for skills certification and recognition in the construction sector.
28 April 2016
The ILO, together with the Ministry of Labour, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) and trade unions will commemorate the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on the 28th of April in Colombo.
19 April 2016
Under European Union funding, ILO join hands with NAITA to award formal NVQ certification to 116 skilled workers to strengthen human resource capacity in Batticaloa.
8 April 2016
In 2010 at the Global Child Labour Conference at The Hague, Netherlands, Sri Lanka made a commitment to help achieve a country free of the worst forms of child labour by 2016. To give effect to this commitment, Sri Lanka is now implementing a “Road Map for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour” developed with the assistance of ILO to reach zero tolerance of child labour by the end of 2016. The ILO Project on Elimination of Child Labour in Sri Lanka is supporting the government to achieve this national goal.
24 March 2016
The ILO partnering the Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations to implement project on “ Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce Child Labour (CLEAR). The project organised a national consultative workshop with its stakeholder to give awareness of the project
23 March 2016
To facilitate this process, ENNYI has created a common portal www.empowerme.lk for both employers as well as undergraduates/graduate students from Universities in Sri Lanka in order to make full use of the prospects. Our objective is to help save resources that would have otherwise been spent by both stakeholder in achieving these common objectives.
19 March 2016
“AIESEC, a Volunteer Involving Organization, conducted a ‘YouthSpeak’ Forum on the 19th March 2016 at the Sri Lanka Foundation in Colombo.
16 March 2016
Australian High Commissioner Bryce Hutchesson visited the Northern Province on 16-18 March to inspect Australian-supported LEED project.
10 - 11 March 2016
The course, which is specifically focused on the South Asian employers' organizations, seeks to bring together the Presidents and CEOs of the employers organizations of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to reinforce the network and mutual exchange
25 February 2016
ILO jointly with NAITA and UNOPS has organised a certificate awarding ceremony for 124 youth through Recognized Prior Learning (RPL) system
22 - 24 January 2016
International Labour Organization (ILO), partnered with EDEX Expo to launch their fifth "Job Fair" in January 2016 in Colombo with the aim of facilitating decent employment opportunities for youth.
21 - 22 January 2016
The ILO Colombo continues to provide technical support to the Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations to set in place mechanisms at district level towards elimination of child labour by the end of 2016, as pledged in the Hague in 2010
29 December 2015
The award ceremony for 95 youth who successfully completed the new six months Construction Craftsman training scheme, will be held at the Auditorium of the Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training on December 29 2015.
11 December 2015
The Ministry of Labour and labour Relations has taken the lead in the country to promote and implement the Decent work agenda.
Launching the sub policy and national action plan on return and reintegration of migrant workers Sri Lanka
10 December 2015
The policy development process has been facilitated through the ILOs Labour Migration Project, now in its Phase II, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
10 December 2015
National Tripartite Dissemination Workshop on the ILO Study on the Tea Plantation Sector in Sri Lanka
8 - 9 December 2015
The Expert Group Meeting to review and finalise the regional action plan to end child labour in South Asia
3 December 2015
Under the chairmanship of District Secretary, Batticaloa , the District Public Employment Services (PES) Center of Batticaloa District will be open on 3rd December 2015......
13 - 14 November 2015
The International Labour Organization (ILO), together with the Judges Institute of Sri Lanka and the Labour Tribunal Presidents Association organized a Symposium on International Labour Standards on the 13th and 14th of November 2015.
20 October 2015
International Labour Organization’s Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives conducted a consultation among a wide range of stakeholders in the labour migration sector, on 12th October 2015, in Colombo, to draft recommendations to be shared by the Sri Lankan delegation at the Global Forum on Migration and Development, in Istanbul, Turkey.