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The Department of Labour was started under the Indian Immigrant Labour Ordinance No. 01 of 1923, with the objective of providing welfare for migrant Indian estate Labourers. With the gradual realization of the Importance of the Local Labour Force, activities pertaining to the security and welfare of Labour Force were entrusted on a Labour Controller. Later, the Post of Labour Controller was changed in to the Commissioner of Labour, and in 1994, the Post of Commissioner General of Labour was created with comprehensive powers. The legislature has taken steps to pass about 50 basic legislations during the past 87 year period towards the welfare and protection of the Labour Force. The fundamental function of the Department of Labour is to implement these legislations. For this purpose, these functions are implemented Under 13 Principel Divisions of the Department, and in addition to that, 11 Zonal Labour Offices,  40 District Labour Offices, 17 Sub-Labour offices and 10 District Factory Inspecting Engineer's Offices are functioning.

Vision

A country with everlasting industrial peace for an internationally competitive economy.

Mission

Contribute to the development process of Sri Lanka through establishment of a decent work environment within secured industrial peace.

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Minimum Wages Increase -  2013 Minimum Wages Increase - 2013 New Minimum Wages Increase Minimum wages of 38 wages boards have been  increased in 2013.The relevant  wage boards gazette notification numbers are as follow. The particulars can be ... Read more
New Publications New Publications New Publications Following publications of the Labour Department are now available at the Library(Ground Floor) in Department of Labour, Colombo 05. Read more
International Women's Day 2014 International Women's Day 2014 International Women's Day 2014 Commemoration of International Women’s Day will be held on 08th March 2014 at “Susiri Reception Hall”, Miriswatta, Piliyandala Read more
Hazardous occupations regulation Hazardous occupations regulation Hazardous occupations regulation Hazardous occupations regulations in employment of women, young persons and children act.       Read more
National Safety & Health Week National Safety & Health Week National Safety & Health Week In every year, 2nd week of October is declared as the National Safety Week.In order to mark the occasion island wide Occupational Safety and Health aware... Read more
World's Children's Day 2013 World's Children's Day 2013 World's Children's Day Arrangements have been made to hold the commemorative ceremony on 1st of October 2013 at 9.30 am at Kuruwita Pradeshiya Sabha play ground. The event will be pr... Read more
Post of ACL Post of ACL RECRUITMENT FOR THE POST OF ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF LABOUR (DEPARTMENTAL)- EXECUTIVE GRADE III IN THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR - 2012 (2013) Applications are invited from qualified Labo... Read more
Recruitment Procedure Recruitment Procedure Recruitment Procedure Executive Grade I, II in the Department of Labour   Recruitment Procedure            EB Read more
EB Result EB Result Efficiency Bar Examination for Officers in Sri Lanka Labour Service 2013(1) 1st and 2nd EB result sheets Read more
SD excellence award 2014 SD excellence award 2014 SD EXCELLENCE AWARD 2014  Applications are now open to the All Island competition on social dialogue & workplace cooperation 2014 organized by the Social Dialogue and Workplace Coope... Read more
Child Labour Child Labour Under project for eliminating child labour in Sri Lanka Under project for eliminating child labour in Sri Lanka in the year 2016, several programmes have been arranged in the year 201... Read more
World Children's Day 2014 World Children's Day 2014 World Children's Day 2014 With regard to the International Children’s Day, on 2014 October 1st, at 8.00 am Medical Checkup for School Children and at 11.00 am the main function will b... Read more