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Women’s and Children’s Affairs Division

Regulation of the employment of women, young persons and children is the main function of the division. In this context this division has been entrusted with enforcement of following legislation.

  • Employment of women, young persons and Children's Act no.47 of 1956
  • Maternity Benefits Ordinance no.32 of 1939
  • Factories Ordinance no.45 of 1942(Provisions relating to employment of women, young persons and children)
  • Shop and office employees (Regulation of remuneration and employment) Act no.19 of 1945 (provisions relating to employment of women, young persons and children)

Main Activities

  • Inquire into complaints received with regard to violation of legal provisions pertaining to employment of women, young persons and children.
  • Carry out awareness programs for female employees and general public on matters concerning employment of women and children.
  • Carry out surveys on Working Women and Children.
  • Training and sensitizing officers.
  • Implement programmes under the ILO International programme on Elimination of child Labour (IPEC).
  • Training and sensitizing officers attending to duties pertaining to female employees and children.
  • Implementation of a Project on post tsunami responses on children Employed and there formal education.
  • National Plan of Action for children has been launched to create awareness among Government officers and Public.
  • Activities on mass media in order to propagate the issue regarding child Labour.

Contact Details

Designation Telephone Numbers
Commissioner of Labour (Women & Children's Affairs) +94 11 2587315
Deputy Commissioner of Labour +94 11 2369800
Assistant Commissioner of Labour +94 11 2368539

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 07:01