By shailendra singh (june 20, new delhi, sri lanka guardian) beyond the fabulous palm-fringed beaches and cascading waterfalls of the islands of the pacific is a sordid reality — child labour. Bangladesh, india, nepal and sri lanka have all taken steps in the right direction to combat human trafficking however, there is a need to look closely at country specific laws to understand where the. Solutions for child labor in sri lanka for the context of sri lanka, to solve the problem of child labor the main focus should be on education and to ensure that poor students stay in school without dropping out and engaging in child labor activities. Sri lanka is a country in south asia that has had a long record of achievements in securing the well-being of its child population british writers in the 19th century, accustomed to victorian values on child rearing remarked on what they saw as the over indulgence and love and care showered on children. An example of a country where compulsory education has worked to reduce child labour is sri lanka the sri lankan government decided to enforce compulsory education in the 1920's and 1930's (weiner 1991, 173.
Child labour in sri lanka ilo convention and other acts that work towards eradicating child labour from sri lanka in sri lanka, the law defines children as beings below the age of 18 years, and stipulates that all children must attend school until they reach the age of 14 years. The sri lanka facts tell a discouraging story, but compassion is bringing hope in the midst of this discouragement with your involvement, our programs are changing the statistics one child at a time. Article shared by sri lanka was rocked by the civil war which started in 1983 and sapped sri lankan economy and peace for almost 25 years the tamilians are grouped in two categories jaffna tamils constitute about 135% of the total population.
An outline of all the applicable and general labour laws in sri lanka for employees under the shop and office act in english, sinhala & tamil. Welcome to the national child protection authority official website english. Non-governmental organizations many ngos like bachpan bachao andolan, care india, child rights and you, global march against child labour, ride india etc have been working to eradicate child labour in india.
Result, child labor is most prevalent in the highly unmonitored, informal and rural sectors for example, 66 percent of officially employed children aged 6 to 14 years in peru work in the countryside (boyden 1991. The sri lankan government is taking measures to eradicate the child labor in the country completely by the year 2016 the main reason for child labor in sri lanka is the poverty at the household level. In sri lanka the international programme on elimination of child labour (ipec) was launched under the international labour organization (ilo) to study child labour and its ramifications sri lanka, compared with developing countries in the world, possesses relatively high human development.
Child labour and the most evil forms of child labour , as defined by international labour organization conventions, damage children's health, threaten their education and lead to further misuse and abuse. Mismatch in educated labour market in sri lanka by rishar saleem sri lanka is boosting to have recorded a low growth rate of unemployment according to the senses and statistical department data in 2010 sri lanka's recorded unemployment rate has been 52 percent. Papers carry the names of the autbors and should be used and cited accordingly the findings, interpretatisos, and conclusions are the labor market flexibility in sri lanka mardn rama the.
Sri lanka ratified the convention on the rights of the child on 12 july 1991 it ratified the optional protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict on 08 september 2000, and the optional protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography on 22 september 2006. ‡ child labor understood as the worst forms of child labor per se under article 3(a)-(c) of ilo c 182 within india, children are trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation and for forced labor in domestic service. At just 366% percent, female labour force participation in sri lanka is low further, having a child under age five at home makes women 74 percent less likely to join the labor force than women without young children. Sri lanka is an island state in the indian ocean off the southeast coast of india in the early 16th century, the island was invaded and colonized by the portuguese however, the sinhalese managed to maintain an independent kingdom around kandy the portuguese were later removed forcibly by the.