The Cabinet Suspends Port City project in Colombo. The Cabinet, on a proposal made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, has approved to temporarily and immediately suspend the implementation of the Port City project in Colombo.The Interim Report submitted by committee appointed to review and submit recommendation to the Cabinet Sub Committee on the project has noted that the project was launched and was being implemented without relevant approvals ...

ශිරාන් රණසිංහ ශ්‍රී ලංකාව හා ඉන්දියාව අතර පවතින ධීවර ගැටලු විසඳීම සඳහා පොදු එකඟතාවක්‌ කඩිනමින් ඇති කර ගැනීමට දෙරටේ නියෝජිතයන් අවසන් පොදු එකඟතාවකට පැමිණීමට නියමිතය. කාලයක්‌ තිස්‌සේ පවතින මෙම ගැටලුව විසඳීම සඳහා දෙරටම නියෝජිතයන් පත්කර සාකච්ඡා ගණනාවක්‌ පැවැත්වුවද තවමත් පොදු එකඟතාවකට පැමිණ නොමැත. කෙසේ වෙතත් ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතාත්, ඉන්දීය අගමැති නරේJද්‍ර මෝදි මහතාත් මෙම ප්‍රශ්නය නිරාකරණය කර ගැනීම සඳහා ...

Report claims that local fisherman have been forced off their land and denied access to the seaBritish tour operators have been asked to recognise their responsibilities in Sri Lanka over claims that the construction of tourist resorts are having an adverse effect on the local population. A report, called A Shadow on the Sunny Paradise, from the human rights organisation ...

Protest against Port City – Police Interrupt walk to temple trees Filling of earth and build a 575 acre land area as an extension to Colombo port was started by the Rajapakshe regime with the financial and technical assistance of China as biggest private sector development project in Sri Lankan history. Ranil Wicramasinghe, former Opposition leader and prime minister now was vowed to people during their presidential election campaign to stop ...

ඉන්දීය අගමැති ලංකාවට එන තෙක් උතුරේ ධීවර සංගම් බලාහිදී නව ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ ඉන්දීය සංචාරයේදී ඉන්දීය ධීවරයින්ගෙන් උතුරේ ධීවරයින්ට සිදුවන අසාධාරණකම් පිළිබදව සාකච්ඡා කිරීමට ඊයේ (12) කොළඹදී පැවති විශේෂ සාකච්ඡාවට ධීවර සහයෝගීතා ව්‍යාපාරයට කැදවීමක් නොලැබීම ගැන කණගාටු වන බව ලෝක ධීවර සම්මේලනයේ විශේෂ නියෝජිත හර්මන් කුමාර වවුනියාවේ පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී පැවසීය.පසුගිය රජය පැවති කාල වකවානුවේදී ස්වේච්ඡා සංවිධාන නොසලකා හරිමින් කටයුතු කළා සේම වත්මන් රජයත් වෙනස්වී නොමැතිදැයි යන සැකය තම සංවිධානයට ඇතිව ...

Sri Lanka's tourism industry leads to 'systematic human rights abuses' See the ReportTamil Guardian 01 March 2015 Sri Lanka's large scale developments in the tourism industry are leading to systematic human rights abuses, says a report released by the Society for Threatened Peoples Switzerland (STP), calling on European travel agencies to be vigilant on human rights issues.“The report shows that systematic human rights abuses have been taking place as a ...

New Report Reveals Tourism Development In SL Has Resulted In Human Rights Abuses Two human rights organisations, the Society for Threatened Peoples and Sri Lanka Campaign, have called upon the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) to ensure that the prevalent tourism strategy changes as thetourism development programs followed during the past few years have resulted in gross human rights abuses.Switzerland based, the Society for Threatened Peoples has compiled a report based on a ...

සුරුක්‌කු දැල් ලෙළදෙනවා ඩොල්පින්ලා වැනසෙනවා! - Destructive Fishing gears killing dolphins ඩොල්පින් මිනිසුන්ගේ හිතවතෙකි. මහ මුහුදේ අතරමං වන මිනිසුන් බේරගන්නා මුහුදු ආරක්‍ෂකයෙකි. එමෙන්ම මුහුදෙ ගිලෙන්න ගිය මිනිසුන්ව ඩොල්පින් මසුන් බේරාගෙන ගොඩට ගෙන ආ අවස්‌ථා ගැන අප ඕනෑ තරම් අසා ඇත. එහෙත් අප මේ කියන්නට යන්නේ ඩොල්පින් මසුන්ගේ එවැනි වික්‍රමාන්විත මෙහෙයුමක්‌ ගැන නොවේ. කරදියට දිය වෙන්න යන මිනිසුන්ගේ දිවි ගලවන ඩොල්පින් මසුන්ව මරාගෙන කන තිරිසන් මිනිසුන්ගේ කාලකණ්‌ණි කතාවක්‌ ගැනය. කතාව ඇසෙන්නේ පුත්තලම ...

Beach-Seine Fishery to be mechanized - Step to "protect" Beach-seine Fishers State minister for fisheries in newly elected government has taken several steps to protect fisher people who are engage in BS fishery. fishers use specially designed non mechanized crafts for netting and actively manage the fishing net in sea while dragging it in to beach by people. Minister have decided to allow the use of 9hp or lesser powered out ...

Yesterday Cabinet has decided to release the land in the Palay and Paanama to its owners. This is a great victory to the struggle of the Paanama people and so many other civil society players. Another Good News after election of Maithree government as the news from G. Somasiri, the national organizer of Panampattuwa Protection Organization.Government has decided to release ...

චතුර පමුණුවපසුගිය සති දෙකක කාලය පුරා ඉන්දීය ධීවර යාත්‍රා උතුරු මුහුදු කලාපයට පැමිණ ධීවර කටයුතුවල නිරත වීම තමන්ට බලවත් ප්‍රශ්නයක්‌ වී ඇතැයි උතුරේ ධීවරයෝ පවසති.මීට පෙර නාවික හමුදාව මෙම ධීවර යාත්‍රා අත්අඩංගුවට ගත්තද වර්තමානයේ ලංකා මුහුදු තීරයට පැමිණෙන ඉන්දීය යාත්‍රා අත්අඩංගුවට ගැනීමට ක්‍රියා නොකරන බව උතුරේ ධීවරයෝ " හින්දු" පුවත්පතට ප්‍රකාශ කර තිබිණි.ඉන්දියානු යාත්‍රා නිසා වඩමාරච්චි ප්‍රදේශයේ ධීවරයන්ගේ මාළු දැල් ...

Dialogue with Northern communities on coexistence and good governence National Fisheries Solidarity movement together with Jaffna district fisheries Solidarity conducted a program on 4th of February in Jaffna, with northern communities. After defeating of the Rajapaksha regime NAFSO wanted to give a new start to a decade long people's dialogue on peace and sustainable development. previous government did not allow much to civil society to work with people in ...

Leadership Training Workshop for Community Leaders NAFSO conducted a training workshop for the community leaders with the objectives of Formation of campaign leaders’ team to address land issues and to facilitate the dialogue in the community level for educate people, and continue the campaign. Forming a network from the community leaders on land issues and Initiation the dialogue on land policy based on VGGT (Volunteer ...

Protesters demands Chief Justice to go home After controversial impeachment of former CJ Shirani Bandaranayake in 2012, former precedent Mahinda Rajapaksha appointed Mohan Peiris as CJ in Sri Lanka.Civil society with lawyer associations lobbied against the appointment of Mohan Peiris as soon as he appointed as CJ. But Previous government did not took any action against him.as he is a political appointment of the former precedent.Today (28.01.2015) ...

Destructive fishing practices are rising again in Sri Lankan waters. Light luring purse seine (light course) fishing is illegal to conduct in within the range of 7km from shoreline in Sri Lanka according to the number 02 act of 1996. but the law was not executed until legal action taken by the National Fisheries Solidarity few years back. Except few ...

Street campaign team gathered Weediye virodaya (street campaign against craz) team gathered to revise the work done during presidential election time period. The team worked for change in the regime with reforms for democratic country. The most difficult part, which was changing regime already completed. Now it is time to work for most valuable part of the campaign which is work for reforms. New ...

Today, on 7th January 2015, three human rights activists have received death threats over telephone ( Click here to listen the audio) from sources that have refused to identify themselves, but have appeared to be connected with security authorities. The human rights activists who received these death threats are Mr. Brito Fernando, Mr. Phillip Dissanayake and Mr. Prasanga Fernando – ...

Two freshly severed heads of dogs strewn in front of the houses of two
well-known human rights defenders Two heads of dogs, freshly severed, have been strewn in front of the houses of two well-known human rights defenders as the race in the presidential election is intensifying in Sri Lanka. Mr. Brito Fernando and Prasanga Fernando are two well-known human rights activists who have a long history of fighting for the protection of human rights in Sri Lanka. ...

Street Campaign at Negombo Hundreds were educated through "Weediye Virodaya" campaign on Saturday evening at Negombo. As usual, police disturb the campaign. Police did not allow to use megaphones on the road. how ever activists did not take back their foot and they conducted the campaign more enthusiastically. A protest against harassment of activists and artists ware also conducted parallel to the event.

Street Campaign at Chilaw Street campaign to aware communities targeting presidential election on 8th January, were conducted in Chilaw at the morning hours today. (3rd Jan) Police disturbance caused during the campaign was the only obstacle. People enthusiastically participated and event complete successfully. Police prevented the distribution on news paper which included articles on present governments' miss use of power. And also they ordered ...

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