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Sri Lanka has the potential to reach “zero” of child labour

Sri Lanka could reduce the rate of child labour by 60 per cent when comparing with 2008/2009 period, Labour and Trade Union Relations Minister Ravindra Samaraweera said.

Sri Lanka has accepted 43 conventions including 8 key conventions of the International Labour Organisation in order to strengthen the industrial and working rights of the working community,

The Minister was addressing the 100 year celebration of the ILO recently in Colombo.

The Minister added that with the measures taken to do away with the child labour, Sri Lanka could reduce child labour by 60 per cent when comparing with 2008/2009 period. According to the 2015/2016 Child Activity Monitoring Report of the ILO, the rate of child labour has been reduced significantly amounting to 60 per cent within a few year period.

“Sri Lanka has the potential to reach “zero” of child labour and we are working towards to reach this goal” the Minister noted. 


 

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