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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

Sri Lanka to introduce employee - employer friendly labor

[b]Sri Lanka to introduce employee - employer friendly labor laws -Minister of labor[/b]

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

[b]Colombo, 31 December, ([/b] The former socialist firebrand, who is presently Sri Lanka’s Minister of Labor Athauda Senaviratne said that the 83 year old labour laws will be amended and new laws would be introduced to streamline employee-employer related issues. The new labor Minister has come up with plans to revamp the decrepit relics of the colonial labor laws so far in existence.

"During the British colonial regime British rulers brought set of laws to administer the labor sector. At present these old relics of colonial laws are not fit to apply to administer the commercial enterprises in the country . We are now working with the ILO conventions," said the Minister.

Speaking to media, Senaviratne noted that government of Sri Lanka would follow worker related and investor friendly laws.

We are promoting employee-employer relationship through our social dialogue concept and the concept of promoting decent working places.

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