Minister Gamini Lokuge briefs ILC on Sri Lanka National Human Resource and Employment Policy and its Work Plan

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Hon. Gamini Lokuge, Minister of Labour and Labour Relations has said Sri Lanka prepared a comprehensive National Human Resource and Employment Policy and its Work plan after having had extensive discussions with all relevant stakeholders including trade unions and employer representatives with the blessing of the President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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The G-15 remains convinced that the eradication of forced lablour is essential for the full enjoyment of human rights and human dignity

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“The G-15 remains convinced that the eradication of forced lablour is essential for the full enjoyment of human rights and human dignity. In this vein, the G-15 is committed to cooperate within the ILO and other agencies to combat this unlawful practice which accounts for the nearly 21 million souls that continue to be silent victims of this scourge.
 
Mr. W.J.L.U. Wijayaweera, Secretary of Labour and Labour Relations made this observation when he delivered the G-15 Joint Statement on behalf of G-15 Group at the 103rd Session of the International Labour Conference held from  28 May – June 12 2014 in Geneva.
 

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Minister of Labour Relations and Productivity Promotions addresses 99th Session of the ILC

International Labour Organization 99th Session of the International Labour Conference address by Hon Gamini Lokuge Minister of Labour Relations and Productivity Promotions Sri Lanka on 10th June 2010 Geneva


Mr. President

On behalf of the government and the delegation of Sri Lanka, let me congratulate you and the Vice Presidents on your election to preside over the 99th session of the International Labour Conference.

 

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Sri Lanka fully endorses the efforts of the International Labour Organisation

Address made by Hon Athauda Seneviratne, Minister of Labour Relations and Manpower Sri Lanka at the 98th  Session of the International Labour Conference on June 18th, 2009
 
Mr. President 
 
On behalf of the government and the delegation of Sri Lanka, let me congratulate you and the Vice Presidents on your election to preside over the 98th session of the International Labour Conference.  We also wish to take this opportunity to congratulate the Director-General for presenting to us his report, “Tackling the Global Job Crisis: Recovery through Decent Work Policies” which provides the background to larger part of work in the Conference including discussions at the plenary. 

 

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Statement made by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the 96th Session of the International Labour Conference Geneva, 15 June 2007

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 "We are determined that in a democracy like ours where political views can be expressed freely, political objectives must be realised through negotiation and dialogue and through compromise. There can be no room for extremism, and even less for violence," said President Mahinda Rajapaksa, addressing the 96th Sessions of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, today (June 15). 
 
"Terrorism has no place in the contemporary world. As a government, we are not prepared, at any cost, to bow down to terrorism," said President Rajapaksa, who asked: "Would any of your governments submit to terrorism had they been in our position?"
  

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Hon Athauda Seneviratne Minister of Labour Relations and Foreign Employment of Sri Lanka, Ninety-fifth session of the International Labour Conference

Mr. President,

On behalf of the Government and the delegation of Sri Lanka, let me extend our sincere congratulations to you and the Vice Presidents on your election to preside over the 95th Session of the International Labour Conference.  We also greet Director General Somavia, thank him for the comprehensive presentation of the three Reports, and support the recommendations for action.

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2006 ECOSOC High-Level Segment - Geneva, 5 July 2006 Roundtable 3: Globalization and Labour Migration Statement by the Chairperson : Hon. Athauda Seneviratne Minister of Labour Relations and Foreign Employment of Sri Lanka

It is indeed an honour for me to chair this ECOSOC High Level Segment Roundtable on globalization and labour migration.   I thank the organizers of the High Level Segment for arranging what I believe will be a very interesting and relevant discussion and also for the preparation of the comprehensive Issues Note, which will be elaborated by the    Co-Moderators.  I will make only a few introductory remarks at this stage.

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Statement by H.E. Ms. Sarala Fernando,Ammbassador of Sri Lanka & Chairperson of the ILO’s Governing Body Committee on Employment and Social Policy (ESP)at the ECOSOC High Level Segment Roundtable on“Creating Decent Work Opportunities with Productivity Gr

 Statement by H.E. Ms. Sarala  Fernando,
 Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN
 in Geneva and Chairperson of the ILO’s Governing Body Committee on Employment and Social Policy (ESP)
 at the ECOSOC High Level Segment Roundtable on
 “Creating Decent Work Opportunities with Productivity Growth”   5 July, 2006

 

ECOSOC is welcome to Geneva.  Here in this serene environment and the background culture of peace, there is a renaissance of multilateralism, which could be  attributed to both wise and energetic leadership in the UN and international organizations in Geneva as well as the serious and constructive dialogue  witnessed among all stakeholders.  Our efforts are aimed to both build a vision for the future founded  on a sound knowledge  base with agreed political objectives, as well as practical work at the technical level to design appropriate projects and programmes to be implemented at national, regional and global levels.

 

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Address by Hon Athauda Senevirathne, Minister of Labour Relations and Foreign Employment of Sri Lanka - at the High-Level Segment of the Economic and Social Council

Mr. President
Excellencies
Ladies and Gentlemen

The High level dialogue has focused on many important areas in generating full and productive employment and decent work for all. We are all in agreement that the access to work is the surest way out of poverty. At the same time those countries that pursued social policy goals underline that this is a sound and sustainable investment for growth; supportive public policies in health, education and gender empowerment together with an enabling environment for entrepreneurship can provide impetus to employment creation.

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Address by Hon Athauda Seneviratne, Minister of Labour Relations and Foreign Employment at the Panel Discussion on Technical Cooperation, 6th June 2006

Decent Work as a Global Goal: The Role of Development Cooperation

Chairperson,

On behalf of the government and the delegation of Sri Lanka, it is a great honour for me to address this panel on Technical Cooperation with a specific focus on Decent Work as a Global Goal: The Role of Development Cooperation.

Chairperson,

I understand that Sri Lanka is one of the first countries in Asia, where we have taken the Decent Work concept into our national development planning. In addition to the Decent Work Country Programme, which we finalized in 2004 together with the trade unions and the employers’ organisation, I am very pleased to inform you that we have now finalised the National Policy on decent work with a National Plan of action that gives directions on key areas for implementation in Sri Lanka.  

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Statement of Sri Lanka delegation at the 94th (Maritime) session of the International Labour Conference delivered by Mr A R M Abeyratne Banda- 20 February 2006

Mr. Chairman,

The delegation of Sri Lanka extends sincere congratulations to you and the Bureau on your election and assures you of our full cooperation in the successful completion of the Conference.

Historically maritime issues have had a special consideration within ILO, as witnessed by the treatment of these issues at special Maritime sessions.  This session marks a significant step in ILO standard setting activities in this area by the proposed adoption of a single Comprehensive Convention, forward looking, addressing issues of contemporary concern in a practical manner facilitating future updating of technical standards.  ILO’s technical cooperation in the effective implementation of the Convention, if adopted, would be invaluable.

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