PAKISTAN: Baloch Activists Punished for Dissent A Statement by the Asian Human Rights CommissionSince inception, Pakistan has been at war with its own citizens; time and again the State has indulged in gross human rights violation to muzzle voices of dissent. Ethnic Balochis have especially suffered discrimination and stigmatization, by successive military and civil governments. Due to State negligence, Baluchistan remains the least developed province even ...

Protect Human rights and Land rights in Tourism Development A round table discussion was held yesterday (03.02.2016) in Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo. The event as organised by the National Fisheries Solidarity Movement collaborating with Praja Abhilashi Network and PARL (People's Alliance for Right to Land) as the major event of fight on human right and land right campaign in the context of accelerated tourism development process of the ...

prevent the this country being destroyed by short term political goals PRESS STATEMENTWe read in the Daily News of 21st January the address of the Prime Minister, Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe, to the media at Davos in Switzerland, guaranteeing the resumption of work of the Colombo Port City and extending an invitation to the investors from China and others world over. The Colombo Port City that would be permitted to resume work ...

Constitutional Reform In Sri Lanka: Issues And Prospects By Jayampathy Wickramaratne –Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne PCAmirthalingam Memorial Oration, 12 July 2014, LondonLet me begin by thanking the UK branch of the Tamil United Liberation Front for inviting me to deliver the Amirthalingam Memorial Oration on the occasion of the 25th death anniversary of the late Appapillai Amirthalingam, lawyer, parliamentarian, Leader of the Opposition in the Sri Lankan Parliament from ...

We Must Involve to Change- Why and How Should The People Be Involved? President Mythripala Sirisena and new government won the last elections held in Sri Lanka promising to address many social and political issues. Constitutional Change was a main election promise given by the present government and now it is becoming realistic. Community involvement have been promoted and the constitutional compilation committee (CCC) appointed by the prime minister Ranil Wicramasinghe to seek ...

Sri Lankan activists call on Pakistan to release fisherfolk rights activist Melani Manel PereraA well-known trade unionist and head of the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum, Saeed Baloch was arrested in Karachi, and is currently being held at a secret location. No formal charges have been laid against him, but under Pakistani law, anyone suspected of terrorist activity can be locked up for up to three months without charges being laid. Currently, three ...

Sri Lankan Civil Society demands release of Pakistan activist Saeed
Baloch Civil society of Sri Lanka conducted a demonstration and demanded the immediate release of Mr. Saeed Baloch,general secretary of the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum and he is a well known human rights activist.On January 16th He was arrested by the Rangers, which is a paramilitary force controlled by the Pakistan Army. During the peaceful token protest in front of Pakistan Embassy ...

On 16 January 2016, human rights defender Mr Saeed Baloch was arrested by Pakistani special forces in Karachi and detained at an unknown location. No official charges have as of yet been brought against him.Saeed Baloch is a prominent civil society activist and the Secretary General of Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF), a non-governmental organisation based in Karachi, which works to ...

EIA Report On The Environmental Impact Of The Colombo Port City By Fr. Sarath Iddamalgoda –Fr. Sarath IddamalgodaA representative group of over hundred people are submitting their responses to the Director General of the Coast Conservation and Coastal Management Department at Maligawatta on the 6th of January. A period of 30 days was given to the general public to submit their comments on the EIA report on the Colombo Port City. ...

Coastal Communities Submitted Their Responses on EIA of Port City Hundreds of People gathered to colombo today to submit their responses for the environmental impact assessment report of Colombo port city project which is already stated. A 30 day time period has given to the general public to go through 400+ pages long report.Civil society organisations together with NAFSO organised the event after conducting series of awareness programs in coastal ...

Lets Play By the Rules and Prevent Get Arrested An education Program of fishers were conducted today(31st Dec.) in NAFSO auditorium on crossing the sea borders and get arrested in foreign countries. We are expecting to minimises the arresting of fishers by giving understanding of existing laws of the country and other relevant countries. This was one step of series of program expecting to conduct targeting multi-day boat crews ...

Awareness raising over port city project among coastal communities continued. on 30 December we visited the fisher community in Sethappaduwa, Negombo. Around 25 persons were participated to the program.Awareness campaign on the Port City project was started to awaken the communities in coastal line of west coast of Sri Lanka. So fare we were able to aware people in Kurana ...

Aware Fisher Communities on effects of Land Reclamation in Colombo Port
waters Series of awareness programs on effects of port city building in Colombo carring out by the NAFSO together with other Civil society organizations and religious leaders. Port City project was started by the previous regime with the financial assistance. New government stopped the project soon after they elected but negative effects already appearing in western coastal belt due to removel ...

December 11, 2015 | News, Statement | 0 Comments | 0 Statement issued by World Forum of Fisher Peoples’ (WFFP) & World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fish Workers in relation to the COP21 negotiations in Paris, 2015. As the devastating consequences of climate change become ever more disastrous, it is likewise becoming ever more clear that the corporate-dominated UNFCCC-negotiations ...

Civil Society Commemorate the Human Rights Day with Ranil Wickraasinghe The International Human Rights Day was commemorated by the civil society together with Prim minister, Mr. Ranil Wicramasinghe. The day has been organized at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (B.M.I.C.H). The event is organized by Platform for Freedom (PfF) together with National Fisheries Solidarity and Civil organization coalition under the PfF umbrella. With the aims of abolition of ...

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