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 The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) was established in 1929 as an organization of employers dealing with labour and social issues in Sri Lanka. It is today the principal organization of employers, promoting employer interests at national level, especially focusing on industrial relations and labour law.

The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC), with an overall vision statement to promote social harmony through productive employment, is implementing several proactive measures to encourage its members to employ people with disabilities. 

With a membership of 680 plus companies today, EFC was the first organization to register under the Trade Unions Ordinance and is the principal trade union representing employers. 

The EFC, with funding from the ILO, developed the Employers’ Network on Disability with the objective of facilitating employment and training opportunities in the private sector for job seekers with disabilities, which was officially launched in the year 2000. The object of forming the Network is to have a link between the business community and the organizations dealing with disability issues to facilitate mainstreaming its work. 

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 Our Services

 The Employers’ Network on Disability offers a broad spectrum of facilities including:

  ICT Training

  Training persons with disabilities in job seeking skills and job keeping skills

  Soft skills

  Language skills 

  Job placement


ICT Courses

Microsoft Word

Computer Concepts

Windows Operations

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft PowerPoint

Surfing the Internet

Software & Assistive Devices

Braille Printing

Safer Internet & Internet Ethics

Cisco Information Technology Essentials (ITE)

Cisco CCNA (Cisco Computer Network Associate)



Accredited by TVEC (Tertiary & Vocational Education Commission)

The only accredited Cisco Academy for persons with disabilities


 Accessible Materials Unit 

  Producing materials in accessible formats such as Braille printing, large print, audio and sign language

Disability Resource Centre with reference materials in accessible formats

 Software and assistive devices unit  

 Braille calendars


 Employer sensitisation

We also create employer sensitisation in following areas concerning people with disabilities: 

  Disability etiquette

  Accessibility

  Access audits

  Reasonable accommodation


 Who will benefit?

Persons with diverse disabilities


Civil society

Job seekers

University students



Special projects

ILO LEED project (Local empowerment through economic development)

Areas covered:

  Job placement

  ICT training

 On -the-job training

  Fostering family engagement

  ‘Community’ means everyone

  Employer sensitisation

  Small business development

  Vehicle modification to bring drivers with disabilities back to work

Beyond the Reach

ICT training in Surfing the internet with the mobile lab concept


Contact Us

 Manique Gunaratne– Manager – Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre 

The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon

No.385 J 3, Old Kotte Road,


Sri Lanka


Tel: +94 11 7801801

Mobile: +94 779571918

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