Sri Lanka agreed to eliminate child labour at the Global Child Labour Conference in 2010 held at the Hague, in the Netherlands.
The Government says there has been a decrease of 50% in use of child labour from 2008/2009 to 2015/2016 indicating the ability of eliminating child labour in Sri Lanka.
The Government also says the National policy is essential to regain GSP plus from the European Union.
Accordingly, a proposal made by the Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations W.D.J. Seneviratne, to adopt and implement the National policy, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.