Labour Minister Meets UN Coordinator to Support Migrant Workers
Colombo (LNW): UN Resident Coordinator Marc-André Franche met with Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment Manusha Nanayakkara on October 30th at the Ministry of Labour and Foreign Employment.
During their meeting, Minister Nanayakkara and the UN Resident Coordinator discussed the government’s efforts to provide support for migrant workers.
The Minister explained to the UN Resident Coordinator the government’s plans to digitalise the entire foreign employment service centre as part of their anti-human trafficking initiatives.
Minister Nanayakkara also briefed the Resident Coordinator about the recently launched Sri Lanka National Policy and Action Plan on Migration for Employment (2023-2027), which received support from the International Labour Organisation.
The Minister informed UN Resident Coordinator Marc-André Franche about the new Labour Bill and its associated benefits. He highlighted the Ministry’s regular reviews of progress in key result areas set by the Ministry to achieve government goals.
During the meeting, the Minister also mentioned that the ‘Garu Saru’ initiative introduced by the Ministry of Labour and Foreign Employment to enhance working conditions for informal sector employees will be launched on November 1st with the support of the International Labour Organisation.