The Labour Ministry says the government has made a formal request from the International Labor Organization (ILO) to conduct a study on the country’s private sector to help introduce a pension scheme for the sector.
Labour Minister Gamini Lokuge has told the media that the Ministry is to first conduct a study to decide on the needs of the people.
The Minister says that the study would be conducted once the situation in the free trade zones (FTZs) returned to normal.
According to Lokuge, the ILO would be asked to conduct the feasibility study after completing the Labour Ministry’s study is completed.
The government maintains that it is committed to introducing a pension scheme to the private sector and would continue working for the goal.