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  • Settlement of industrial disputes through the enforcement of labour laws to maintain industrial peace within the country
  • Creating awareness among the working community regarding labour laws and promotion of social dialogue to establish industrial peace in the country
  • Implementation of labour standards relevant to the trades, conduct of surveys on new trades and formation of standards for those trades in accordance with international standards
  • Promotion of Employees' Provident Fund (EPF), awarding its benefits to members and supervision of Approved and Private Provident Funds
  • Enforcement of laws pertaining to the security of children, women and young persons in employment
  • Introduction of methodologies to be followed to ensure security and health in industries and creating awareness and supervision of the same
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New Publications Following publications of the Labour Department are now available at the Library(Ground Floor) in Department of Labour, Colombo 05. Read more
Right to Information Act, No. 12 of 2016 Sri Lanka’s Right to Information (RTI) Act comes into effect by bringing with it a promise of open government, citizens’ active participation ... Read more
Open Competitive Examination for the recruitment to the Post of Stenographer(Grade III) in the Department of Labour - 2017 Applicants are invited from qualified Sri Lankan Citizens in... Read more
Department of Labour First and Second Efficiency Bar Examination for the Executive Service Category (Departmental) - 2017 It has been planned to be held First Efficiency Bar Examinati... Read more
Island wide Establishment Level Competition On Social Dialogue and Workplace Cooperation – 2017 Evaluation Criteria 1)     Social Dialogue Practices 1.1        Collective agre... Read more