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Welcome to Department of Labour

The Department of Labour was started under the Indian Immigrant Labour Ordinance No. 01 of 1923, with the objective of providing welfare for migrant Indian estate labourers.

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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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New Publications

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

Island wide Competition on Social Dialogue and Workplace Cooperation – 2017

Social dialogue and workplace cooperation unit in the Human Resource Development division of the department of Labour launches social dialogue and workplace cooperation promotion programmes island wide with a view to establish industrial peace and economic development through creating a decent work environment. Arrangements have been made to conduct this annual competition in this year too, to consider how far the social dialogue practices are implemented by the establishments.

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Department of Labour First and Second Efficiency Bar Examination for the Executive Service Category (Departmental) - 2017

It has been planned to be held First Efficiency Bar Examination for Executive Service category in the department of Labour through, Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration, in August 2017. Officers should apply for these examinations according to their Grades.

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Open Competitive Examination for the recruitment to the Post of Stenographer(Grade III) in the Department of Labour - 2017

Applicants are invited from qualified Sri Lankan Citizens in order to fill five (05) posts of Sinhala medium and four (04) posts of English medium vacancies exist in the post of Stenographer (Grade iii) in the department of Labour which comes under the purview of ministry of Labour and trade Union Relations.

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Right to Information Act, No. 12 of 2016

Sri Lanka’s Right to Information (RTI) Act comes into effect by bringing with it a promise of open government, citizens’ active participation in governance, and accountability to the people of the country.

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