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Sri Lanka, first S.Asian country to ratify protocol on forced labour

Sri Lanka is the first country in South Asia and second in the Asia Pacific to be instrumental in ratifying a protocol on forced labour which was stated at the recent event announcing the International Labour Organization’s 100th-year celebration on Tuesday (9).

Speaking at the event, Country Director Simrin Singh said, the organization will celebrate 100 years on Thursday (11) at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre.

“The event will be graced by President Maithripala Sirisena. The Labour Force protocol which deals in human trafficking, preventing human trafficking and fighting modern forms of slavery. The event will be a huge milestone for the organization’s accomplishments across the country and globe. There will be 24 countries live streaming, and one of them is Sri Lanka”

She further added, The ILO has enjoyed 71 fruitful years of collaboration in Sri Lanka. Over 100,000 jobs were created, setting the standards, creating labour laws and forming dialogues with parties that may have disputes. The work done by the organization is very vast and has reached many parts of the country.

“The ILO is the oldest specialized agency in the United Nations family. Before Sri Lanka became a member of the UN, it became a member of the ILO. The unique causes and standards set for the workers, go beyond,” she concluded.

The event is a joint collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations.


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