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Labour Museum

The Labour Museum of the Department of Labour opens to the public on every Wednesday from 9.00 AM - 4.00 PM

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Labour Library

Welcome! Following publications of the Labour Department are now available at the Library (Ground Floor) Department of Labour, Colombo 05.


We wish to inform that although the Labour offices belong to the Department of Labour presently remain close to the public due to travel restrictions and health guidelines issued by the health authorities in order to control the spread of COVID-19 virus, the public has been facilitated with the remote communication mediums (e-mails/whatsapp/viber) indicated under THIS LINK to forward any written complaint or written inquiry related to Labour Laws, to the Labour Offices of the area where the workplace of respective employee is located.

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Press Release!!

The public is hereby kindly informed that the Employees’ provident fund claim section of the Head Office and the Divisional Offices of the Department of Labour will be closed on 12.05.2021 and 13.05.2021 with objective of containing the spread of Covid – 19.

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Extension of night work approval

If the prior approval of the Commissioner General of Labour obtained by the employers of the industrial enterprises for the employment of women employed in the industrial enterprises for night work expires during the period from 01.04.2021 to 31.10.2021, the Commissioner of Labour will extend that approval to 31.10.2021. I kindly inform you that the Commissioner General has granted special permission.

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Press Release!!

The Department of Labour has taken the decision to limit the customers visiting the Head Office as well as the Provincial/District Labour Offices in order to contain the spread of Covid-19 virus.

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