Dec 14, 2016

Cabinet approves National policy to eliminate child labour

Cabinet has approved a National policy to eliminate child labour in the country, the Government information department said today.

Sri Lanka agreed to eliminate child labour at the Global Child Labour Conference in 2010 held at the Hague, in the Netherlands.

The Government says there has been a decrease of 50% in use of child labour from 2008/2009 to 2015/2016 indicating the ability of eliminating child labour in Sri Lanka.

The Government also says the National policy is essential to regain GSP plus from the European Union.

Accordingly, a proposal made by the Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations W.D.J. Seneviratne, to adopt and implement the National policy, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

(Colombo Gazette)