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Visit of International Labour Organization’s Country Director


Simrin Singh, the International Labour Organization’s country director, visited Manusha Nanayakkara, Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment yesterday. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the ongoing work of the ILO, the Ministry of Labour, and the line ministry of Foreign Employment, with which they directly work.


They actively contribute to three primary areas: creating employment opportunities, developing entrepreneurial skills, and social protection. We also talked about a few ongoing programs, such as health and welfare in the plantation industry, the Skill Council, the School-Work Transition, and upskilling of employees in particular areas that are critical to the country’s GDP.


One of the issues they face regularly is not having access to micro-data on labor across the country.


We look forward to collaborating with the ILO in the future to bring about the much-needed change in the country’s labor force.