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Implementing the National Policy on Decent Work

This Division is handling the functions such as co-ordination among the relevant Divisions, inviting project proposals and progress review, etc., in implementing the National Policy on Decent Work for Sri lanka prepared with the assistance of the International labour Organization.

Gender Bureau for World of Work

The Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations has identified gender as an issue cutting across all of its projects and programmes. The task of gender mainstreaming has technical and managerial dimensions as well as the political and the socio-cultural aspects of creating equality and equity between women and men as partners in the world of work. The ultimate goal of Gender Bureau is achieving gender equality. It requires that both men’s and women’s concerns are considered in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all Projects and programmes of the Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations.

Main Activities are,

  • Programmes, including sensitization workshops, training programmes.
  • Formulating Gender Policy.
  • Capacity building initiatives.
  • Design, preparation and dissemination of promotional material on gender equality.
  • Conducting Survey on gender related issues.
  • Operating a Sexual Harassment Grievance Mechanism.
  • Organizing Competition on Gender: Poster / Essay.
Contact Information,
Project Secretariat
Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations
2nd Floor
Labour Secretariat
Colombo 05
Sri Lanka
E-mail : slmol [at]