A tripartite consultation workshop on social protection for the tourism sector in Sri Lanka for both formal and informal workers will take place in June-July 2021 with support from the SP&PFM project.

Objectives of the session

  • Analysing tourism sector impact by the COVID-19 pandemic and social protection system in Sri Lanka                           
  • Creating awareness of stakeholders on the rights to inclusive social protection to all, including informal workers;
  • Discussing innovative mechanisms in social security provision and unemployment insurance to informal workers and determine the roles of workers and employers.

Expected participants

The consultative workshop is expected to be attended by 30 participants from the government (Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Tourism, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), Ministry of Finance, National Planning Department, Social Security Board, Ministry of Industries, State Ministry of Samurdhi, Household Economy, Micro Finance, and Employers), the Employers Federation of Ceylon (EFC), the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Association, the Tour Guide Association, regional tourism associations and trade unions.