ILO Regional Director visits Lanka
The Assistant Director General and Regional Director, ILO Regional
Office for Asia and the Pacific of the International Labour Organisation
(ILO), Yoshiteru Uramoto, made his first official visit to Sri Lanka
last week, on the invitation of the Labour and Labour Relations
Uramoto paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne and met
Labour Minister Gamini Lokuge and Senior Minister of Human Resources
D.E.W. Gunasekera and discussed the promotion of Decent Work Agenda in
Uramoto attended the National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) meeting.
He also met Labour and Labour Relations Ministry Secretary and the
Commissioner General of Labour. The Assistant Director General held
talks with the Director General of the Employers' Federation of Ceylon
and Trade Union leaders. Uramoto also met some development partners.
Prior to joining the ILO in 2012, Uramoto served as Deputy Director
General for UNIDO, and Director UNICEF in Japan and the Republic of
He holds an MA in Public Administration from the Harvard University.