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About the National Institute of Labour Studies
Welcome to the National Institute of Labour Studies (NILS), a premier institution dedicated to promoting labour studies, research, and training in Sri Lanka. Our mission is to advance the well-being of workers, employers, and society through the development of knowledge and skills in the areas of labour laws, industrial relations, and human resource management. With a team of experienced faculty, modern facilities, and cutting-edge research, we strive to be at the forefront of labour studies in Sri Lanka and the South Asian region. Join us on this journey to create a better future for labour and employment in our country.
To promote industrial peace and harmony for the socioeconomic development of Sri Lanka.
To facilitate tripartite constituents to develop and maintain productive labour relations throgh education, research and training.
Our Commitment to Excellence as NILS
History Of NILS
Tracing Our Roots: The Story of National Institute of Labour Studies (NILS)
Established on 11th September 2007, the National Institute of Labour Studies (NILS) was created as a professional body under the Ministry of Labour and Labour Relations, Sri Lanka. The institute aims to provide education, training, consultancy, and advisory services to tripartite constituents, facilitating workplace harmony. The Institute was legally incorporated by the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka through the National Institute of Labour Studies Act, no. 12 of 2010, certified on the 6th of October 2010. The Institute is administered by a Board of Governors appointed by the Hon. Minister in charge of the subject of Labour in Sri Lanka, as per the powers vested in him by the aforementioned Act. The Chief Executive Officer of the Institute, known as the Director General, is appointed according to the provisions of the Act. The Director General is responsible for executing duties delegated by the Board of Governors. The National Institute of Labour Studies addresses three major subject areas to achieve its objectives.
- Labour Law & Industrial Relations
- Human Resource Management
- Workplace Productivity