We are threatens with tourism NAFSO meets Nilaveli Fisher Community who's livelyhoods are threatend by hoteliers. Small scale fisher Community wants to get protected their lands and resources from grabbing by powerful people. Nilaveli is a tourist destination in east coast which is popular due to sandy beaches and blue water. After the end of war, government authorities named several tourism development areas in the ...

Educational workshop for NAFSO activists on Voluntary guideline on Small Scale Fisheries National Fisheries Solidarity Movement (NAFSO) involved building of VG-SSF document since Bangkok conference organised by FAO on Securing Sustainable Fisheries, 13 - 17 October 2008. Local report was prepared after consulting Fisher communities in main coastal and inland fisheries areas and conducted 3separate meetings with Coastal fishers, Fisher women and Inland fishers before finalise and submission of the local report ...

Paanama residents betrayed by the government by Melani Manel PereraDespite a new policy adopted last February, villagers have not yet been able to return home. For this reason, they filed a petition with the Human Rights Commission.Colombo (AsiaNews) – Hundreds of families from the village of Paanama, in Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province, are still homeless. Despite a policy adopted in February by the new government of ...

A group of civil organisations today (27) filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka against the land grabbing of the Panama area.Speaking to ‘Sri Lanka Mirror’, civil activist - Chinthaka Rajapakse said that this arbitrary land grabbing being done by the Lahugala Pradeshya Secretariat is illegal and had violated the Fundamental Rights of the Panama civilians.Also, ...

Injustice is still the lot of many Sri Lanka’s war widows by Melani Manel PereraAlthough the country’s civil war ended many years ago, the legacy of the bloody conflict between the government and Tamil rebels is still felt. Refugees are still forced to move as the government seizes their lands. The latest trend has been to use farmland for tourist development. The net effect of the situation is that refugee children ...

Panama people complain to Human Right commission of Sri Lanka onIllegal transfer of their lands Representative from Alliance for Protection of Panampaththuwa together with representatives from People's alliance for Right to Land (PARL) civil organisational network loge a complain in HRC in Sri Lanka challenging the duty of divisional secretary of Ampara district on illegal land transfer to the presidential secretariat during previous government. According to related official documents of Ampara district divisional secretariat office ...

Women Federation conducted a press briefing to highlight issues of Women in North A press briefing was conducted by the women federation to reveal the political, social and economical issues they are facing in North and east especially after ending of war.Representatives from Mannar, Jaffna, Trincomalee, Baticaloa and Ampara were participated to the event and revealed the present issues they facing as women who lost their breadwinners of the family. Among several issues ...

Mid year gathering of National Women Federation conducted successfully women leaders from 12 districts were gathered today (21/07/2015) to evaluate work carried out during past 6 moths period and prepare future work plans as national entity for women in the country.Mr. Herman Kumara, National convenor of National Fisheries Solidarity Movement addressing the meeting, explained the present political situation of the country and to explain the women role in make ...

Today NAFSO women,s wing started an experience exchange program among women from North, East and West with the intention of build strong relationship among women in different cultures, geographical areas and mainly strengthening the women who lost their breadwinners in North and East during war.35 Women from 5 districts in North and East provinces met Women in Negombo fisheries villages ...

Panama Displaced People on Fire - Going to Reclaim Their Lands grabbed by "Unknown Persons" “Today we are back to our lands” says Panama PeopleAfter forceful chasing away from their lands by unknown armed persons, Paanama, Raigamwela, Sashtrawela people were displaced since 17 July 2010.However, it is well known fact that there is no possibility to enter outside group into their lands with out attention of military as they are within 500 meters away from ...

Say No To Mahinda- Black Protest in Colombo Civil society organisations staged a protest against issuing nomination toMahinda Rajapakshathe former president, to re enter the parliament. President Maithripala Sirisena has issued nomination as leader of Sri Lanka Freedom party, leading party of United Peoples Freedom Alliance which ruled the country since 1994.Street Protest Movement, a coalition of civil society organisations lead the protest. During the presidential election in ...

Victims of Panama Land Grabbing says We will reclaim Our Lands "We will get back our lands in Paanama on 15th" Says Somasiri the leader of Paanampatthu Protection org.Paanama, Raigamwela, Ulpassa communities were forcefully chased away by unknown armed group on 16 July 2010. Since then the displaced 150 families were displaced and living in many places in Paanama area. The total amount of land grbbed illegly was 1220 acres from ...

Women are Educated on CEDAW Partner organization of National Fisheries Solidarity Movement in Karuwalagaswewa (Puttlam District) organize and commences an education program on 7th July 2015, for women in Karuwalagaswewa DS division on (UN) Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) which was adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly and signed by Sri Lanka in 1981.85 women from ...

Placing territorial action at the heart of the response to climate challengeLyon, Rhône-Alpes Region, 2nd July 2015Fighting against climate change, by limiting global warming below 2°C, while keeping in perspective the adequacy of a 1.5°C objective as stated in the Cancun Agreements, is a challenge for humankind. It puts an obligation on our national Governments as well as on all ...

Negombo Youth on action Targeting two crucial UN summits towards the end of the year will offer the opportunity to bring about impactful change, worldwide coalition of Action 2015 Sri Lanka together with National Fisheries Solidarity Movement, Sri Vimukthi Fisher Women Organization, Nanadiriya Organisation, Catholic church conducted an youth action date. A walk for Defeat the Poverty, Minimise the changes in climate by preventing ...

Say no to Mahinda Civil Society groups lead by the trade unions gathered at Colombo today say No to Mahinda again. The aspirations of 6.2 million people were to Mahinda go home at the Presidential Election 2015 and was able to made it.When it come to the General election 2015 power mongering Mahinda kept trying to get the nominations from SLFP or UPFA which ...

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