Sri Lanka also joins in the programme of totally eliminating child labour by the year 2016.
A special conference in this respect opened in Colombo today. Its purpose was to share experiences at the international level. Representatives of the United Nations, the International Labour Organisation and Government as well as Non Governmental Organisations joined in this occasion. The presentation of a report designed by the International Labour Organisation on child labour was presented to Minister Gamini Lokuge by Sri Lanka Director of the ILO Tine Staermose.