Short Course in Laws Governing Employment

Human Resource Management has become one of the most important functions in any organization. The objective of the Human Resource Management function is the effective and efficient utilization of the human resource of the Organization to achieve Organizational objectives. It is a mandatory requirement for any organization to comply to laws governing employment when it applies the Human Resource Management Function. Therefore, Laws Governing employment has emerged as one of the most demanding fields in the present organizational context in the business world.

This short course is designed upon a needs survey conducted recently by the Department of Human Resource Management. The above course is designed to provide basic knowledge and core competencies in the laws governing employment in Sri Lanka.  


Course Content

• Contract of Employment
• Types of Employment
• Industrial dispute (Special provisions) act, No 43 of 1950.
• Termination of employment of workman act No 45 of 1971(as amended)
• Managing discipline (Disciplinary Termination)
• Trade Union Ordinance No. 14 of 1935
• Wages board ordinance No. 27 of 1941(as amended)
• Shop and office employees Act No.19 of 1954
• National minimum wages Act No. 3 of 2016
• Maternity benefits ordinance No. 32 of 1939
• Employment of women, young persons, and children act
• Factories ordinance
• Workmen compensation
• EPF act No. 15 of 1958
• ETF act No. 46 Of 1980
• Payment of gratuity act No.12 of 1983


How to apply:

  • The google application can be filled through below link.

  • Bank paying voucher should be downloaded from the given link.
  • Kindly return the certified ID copy & Original Bank Slip to the office of the Colombo Regional Centre. (Open on Weekdays and Saturdays)

You should further email soft copies of above-mentioned documents to
More details on 0112881281/0112881420/0112881130

Bank paying voucher     

Note: When you are doing an online transaction, please send a valid receipt including the following details from the bank
Transfer Date
Reference No.
From :
To Account No. : The Open University of Sri Lanka
Amount : LKR 
Payment Mode :
Bank Name : Bank of Ceylon
Remark : Mention the name of the short course
Programme Code :
Programme Category :

Short Programme –(CERC Project) approved by Department of Human  Resource  Management.

Conducted by :
Colombo Regional Centre
Programme Duration :

Three (03) months
Course work-12 weeks including structured presentations, workshops, and assessment (twenty-four(24) sessions of three hours each).

Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Medium :
Sinhala, Tamil, and English

Six passes at the G.C.E (O/L) examination in one sitting.

Issuing of Applications :
  16th February 2024
Closing Date for Applications :
  30th April 2024
Programme commencing date :

  Month of May 2024

Course fee for a student will be Rs. 25,000 /= (Per head)
Expected intake is 35 students per batch.

This Short programme is conducted by the Colombo Regional Centre. Download Brochure for more details or contact the coordinator, Assistant Director for further details.

Assistant Director, Colombo Regional Centre,
The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.
Contact :

0112881281, 0112881420, 0112881130

E-mal :
The Open University of Sri Lanka
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