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Sunday December 3rd, 2023

Sri Lanka-UAE trade exceeded USD3.9bn in last two years: Ambassador

UAE is one of Sri Lanka’s largest trading partners in the Middle East

November 27, 2023 2 min read

Sending Sri Lankans to work in Israel is insensitive: Legislator

Sending our workers to a country that is committing war crimes is like sending workers to nazi Germany

November 23, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka inks deal to send workers to Israel

Workers are required for agricultural activities in the warring state.

November 21, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka must include informal sector workers in social security system: Minister

Sri Lanka needs to protect daily wage earners, domestic workers, and allow them to join retirement funds like EPF, ETF

November 16, 2023 2 min read
Sri Lanka migrant workers contribute 517.4 million US dollars: Minister

Received $517.4 million in remittances for the month of October, bringing the total to $7.6 billion since May 2022

Sri Lanka's returning female migrant workers don't plan for long-term sustainability: study

They rarely see the need for such reintegration as they do not understand the economic and labour market realities.

Labor law reforms a must to boost competitiveness: Sri Lanka's private sector

Sri Lanka cannot be a competitive business hub without adhering to current international labour practices

November 3, 2023 3 min read

80 pct of Sri Lanka's MSMEs hit by pandemic, 89 by currency crisis: ILO

The study involved surveys of over 550 MSMEs across 10 districts and sector-based interviews, the ILO said.

November 2, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka new Employment Act in progress

Sri Lanka has submitted recommendations for a new Employment Act to Legal Draftsman

October 31, 2023 2 min read

SriLanka government to disburse August Aswesuma payments this week after July drag

The new program replaced the politically-motivated Samurdhi scheme

October 30, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka, Italy in bilateral discussions on labour migration

Talks centred on the renewal of the bilateral cooperation on labour migration agreement between the two countries

October 27, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka launches labour migration blueprint with ILO, SDC help

The world of migration is evolving: We need a fresh approach, one that aligns with the current situation

October 25, 2023 3 min read

New Zealand to help Sri Lanka establish immigration resource centre in East

Foreign Employment ministry to establish migrant worker resource centre in Eastern Province, with NZ grant

Nethmi Rajawasam
October 25, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka hands over 10,000 dollars to workers in Israel

Foreign Employment Bureau gives 10,000 dollars to Embassy in Israel to provide facilities to Lankan workers amidst war

Nethmi Rajawasam
October 18, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s labour minister signs MoU with Japanese technical training institute

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IM Japan Institute of Japan

Nethmi Rajawasam
October 16, 2023 1 min read

No major layoffs likely in Sri Lanka SOE restructure; VRS can be offered: expert

“There is a problem with VRS, but that is a general solution.”

Himal Kotelawala
October 10, 2023 4 min read
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Malaysian Foreign Minister to visit Sri Lanka; discussion on more jobs on card 

Malaysian Foreign Minister will meet Sri Lanka, President, PM, his counterpart

October 7, 2023 1 min read

More Sri Lankans head to S Korea for employment

The number of Sri Lankan workers departing for Korea this year has surpassed 5,000, a 44% growth from last year

October 4, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka minister askes youth to join Customs, help increase State revenue

A gazette announced the hiring of 138 Assistant Superintendents of Customs and 45 Inspectors of Customs.

October 2, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka must navigate changing labour landscape: Pres

Sri Lanka must consider how it will navigate changing labour landscape; unions need to face different reality

September 26, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's labor minister talks labor law reforms with exporters

Objectives include boosting female workforce participation, attracting FDI, and robust social security.

September 21, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka aims to boost jobs for disabled; targets 10% in 2023

Sri Lanka has more than 1.6 million people with some kind of disabilities

September 20, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s labor minister talks workplace rights with transgender community

Need to align labor laws with global standards like ILO’s C190 and C180

Apsara Rodrigo
September 19, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka seeks bilateral trade agreement with South Korea

Sri Lanka's President discussed the importance of finalizing a trade agreement between Sri Lanka and South Korea

September 19, 2023 2 min read

Unpaid care work keeps Sri Lanka's women out of workplace: Researchers

Sri Lanka women are kept out of the workforce due to unpaid care work for the children and the elderly

Apsara Rodrigo
September 16, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to conduct survey on unregistered migrants; offers houses

Minister says there are hardly any records on some Sri Lankan migrants

September 15, 2023 2 min read
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