Industrial Law in Srilanka

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HND Level 07 – Unit 03 Sri Lankan Labor law
Rajitha Silva MBA (AUS), PG Dip.(UK), BBA (COL) grpriyankara@gmail.com By

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What is Law ?
• The Law may be defined as the body of rules which spells out the rights an duties of the various sectors in any society. • Examples of Laws
– – – – – – – Criminal Law Land Law Family Law Administrative Law Banking Law Intellectual Property Law Labour Law

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Branches of Government
Legislature Parliament of Sri Lanka President and the Cabinet of Ministers Courts Makes laws

Executive

Implements the laws Interprets the laws

Judiciary

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Labour Law
• Governs and Regulates the Relationship of Employer [Master] and Employee [Servant]  Labour Law = Employment Law = Law relating to Master and Servant  Employment = Employer + Employee

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History of Labor Law of Sri Lanka
• • • • • • • • • • • 1815 - Captured by British, 1823 - Started Estates Immigrant workers, Wage Labour Newly emerged working class, Unskilled, born to work Ordinance No 5 of 1841 – Contract for hire and service Ordinance No 14 of 1872 – Medical and Health Care Ordinance No 13 of 1889 – Estate Labour (indian) Ordinance No 1 of 1923 – Indian Immigrant Labour Ordinance No 27 of 1927 – The Minimum Wage

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Ministry of Labour – History in Brief • • • • • • • • • 1931 – Ministry of Labour, Industries & Commerce 1947 – Ministry of Labour and Social Service 1952 – Ministry of Labour 1956 – Ministry of Labour Housing & Social Service 1959 - Ministry of Labour 1960 - Ministry of Labour Industry and Fisheries 1961 - Ministry of Labour & Nationalized Services 1963- Ministry of Labour & Social Services 1965 - Ministry of Labour, Employment and Housing
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Contd..
1970 - Ministry of Labour •1989 - Ministry of Labour & Social Welfare •1990 - Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training •1997 - Ministry of Labour •2001 -…...

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