ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FUND
- The Sugar
Industry Labour Welfare Fund, set up in 1948, is governed by the Sugar Industry
Labour Welfare Fund Act (Act No. 47 of 1974) as subsequently amended.
- The Fund is a
parastatal body currently operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Gender
Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare.
- As per Section 7
of the SILWF Act, the SILWF Committee is composed of 22 members including a
Chairperson and a Deputy Chairperson appointed by the Parent Minister as from
OBJECTS OF THE FUND
- The objects of
the Fund as spelt out in the Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund Act (Act No. 47
of 1974) as subsequently amended shall be “to
do all such things as appear requisite and advantageous for or in connection
with the advancement and promotion of the welfare of workers and their
accordance with Government Policy, the SILWF has also extended its jurisdiction
in urban areas and is operating at national level irrespective of the
occupation of the people by involving in Community based activities in 136
Community Centres scattered around the island.
- To develop welfare programs to enhance the well-being and condition of living of sugar workers and their family for a proper integration in the new emerging socio-economic environment;and
- To mobilise and develop local leadership to ensure an effective and meaningful participation of the community and to foster
social Cohesion, Unity and peace in the