Mass poster campaign launched against commemoration of enforced
disappearances in Sri Lanka. Seeduwa, in the front of the monument for the victims of enforced disappearances. On this day, parents, brothers, sisters, and other relatives and friends of the disappeared person gather at the monument, and several events are held to commemorate the loss of their loved ones.These events include the placing of flowers before the wall where the photographs of over 600 ...

"PRATHIBA" Showing Dancing Competition The folk dancing competition that organize to protect and promote the traditional dances which escape gradually from the Sri Lankan community as well as building up the welfare fund of Sri Vimukthi Fisherwomen Organization in Negombo. Objectives –1. Protecting and promoting the traditional folk dances which are escaping from the society by endowing to the future generations 2. Building up ...

The assault with stones to the protesters who were conducted protest in front of fisheries ministry on 20th Oct asking for several demands including Stop Chinese vessels which are use Sri Lankan Flag and fish in EEZ and international waters near Sri lanka.According to the protesters the stoning have injured 3 persons. The protestes also charged that a group of ...

Northern Fishermen Seek Tougher Action Fishermen leaders of Northern Sri Lanka have sought legal action to deter Indian fishermen from illegal fishing in Sri Lankan waters, The Hindu newspaperREPORTED.They said Indian fishermen — apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy for fishing illegally in Sri Lankan waters — were handed over to the police or the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and produced before the ...

The Ministry of Aquatic Resources and Fisheries will not consider returning the boats of the Indian fisherman that were taken in to custody by the Sri Lankan navy while poaching in Sri Lankan seas.Minister of Aquatic Resources and Fisheries Rajitha Senaratne told The Sunday Leader that these boats were taken into the custody while they were engaged in fishing illegally ...

Civil Activists of North and East area were educated on International Guideline on Tenure and Small Scale Fisheries Awareness raising campaign was conducted in Mannar and Baticaloa with the objectives of Ø Awareness raising on international instruments in relation to Food Producer groups and food sovereigntyØ Education on the ongoing debate of the Seeds bill in the country and the campaign,Ø Highlighting of issues and the campaigns related to IDP, WHF, Indian trawling and Security concerns in the ...

Illegal Fisheries: Red card for Sri Lanka TUESDAY, 14 OCTOBER 2014 16:04In its fight against illegal fishing activities worldwide, the European Commission (EC) has today proposed to ban imports of fisheries products from Sri Lanka to tackle the commercial benefits stemming from illegal fishing.Issuing a statement, the EC said that the move comes after four years of intense dialogue with the country after which it could not ...

Caravan for right to seed continues Two parties of caravan on right to seed and food sovereignty from northern and Southern roads today continues its work with awareness raising and discussing with local authorities in several areas. Southern party today working in galle district with about 40 activists to destribute leaflets and conducting seminars. They have met provincial minister for agriculture and director-agriculture, in district secretariat ...

Caravan for awareness raising on new seed act Unity of Several Civil Organizations have started awareness campaign on troublesome "Seed Act" of Sri Lanka which already developed with the support of scholars who are working with multinational companies on agri business.The Awareness caravan started on 10th Oct. from Kilinochchi district (North) with religious activities and campaign will continue till 16th of Oct (World Food(less) day. A group from ...

The Disaster of Peasantry in Uva Province, as a result of ‘Land
Plundering’ Introduction;​It has been the Uva Province which is being widely subjected to plundering of lands during the post independent era, of Sri Lanka. All this is done by the authority in the name of development projects. The largest blocks of lands given over to multinationalcompanies, are from the Monaragala District of Uva Province. This land plundering is being continued right ...

A Statement from the Lawyers Collevtive, Sri Lanka forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)‘Lawyers Collective’ condemns the killing of a suspect in police custody at Cinnamon Gardens while being taken handcuffed and the brutal attack on a girl at the Ratnapura Bus stand by a police officer in the view of the public. These two incidents are a ...

Rampant land grabbing in Uva by the ruling party politicians was one of the key reasons why the government faced a setback at the recently held Provincial Council election, says the voters.“National and provincial UPFA politicians in the Uva Province are accused of acquiring and distributing state lands as if they are their private property.They are causing destruction to the ...

Fishing for shrimp but netting jail time 1.Into the Palk Straitby Rohini Mohan @rohini_mohanSeptember 12, 2014A depleted marine population in Indian waters forces fishermen from the southern state of Tamil Nadu to illegally ply their trade in Sri Lanka, risking arrest and worseRAMESHWARAM, India — One morning in July, when 60-year-old Jesurani Anthony pawned her kite-shaped gold earrings to buy diesel for her son Tito’s boat, she ...

රාජ්‍ය නොවන සංවිධානවලට ගෝඨාභයගෙන් ඉල්ලීමක් 2014 සැප්තැම්බර් 13 08.22a.m(ශ්‍රියානි විජේසිංහ )රාජ්‍ය නොවන සංවිධානවලට ඇති ගැටලු ජාත්‍යන්තරය වෙත ගෙනයාම වෙනුවට රජය සමග සාකච්ඡා කරන ලෙස ආරක්ෂක ‍ලේකම් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා රාජ්‍ය නොවන සංවිධානවලින් විශේෂ ඉල්ලීමක් කර ඇත.ආරක්ෂක ‍ලේකම්වරයා මෙම ඉල්ලීම කර ඇත්තේ රාජ්‍ය නොවන සංවිධාන දහයක නියෝජිතයින් විසින් මතු කරන ලද ගැටලු පිළිබඳ අදහස් දක්වමින් ආරක්ෂක ආමත්‍යශයේ පැවති විශේෂ සාකච්ඡාවකදීය.ක්ෂේත්‍රයේදී මතුවන ඕනෑම ගැටලුවක් විසඳා ගැනීම දිස්ත්‍රික් ...

ඉන්දු - ලංකා ධීවර ගැටලු විසඳිමේ සාකච්ඡාව අද 2014 අගෝස්තු 29 4.50 p.mඉන්දු - ශ්‍රීලංකා ධීවර ගැටලු විසඳීම සඳහා දෙපාර්ශ්වය අතර පැවැත්වෙන දෙවන වටයේ සාකච්ඡා අද (29) ඉන්දියාවේ නවදිල්ලි නුවර දී පැවැත් වේ.මේ සඳහා සහභාගි වන නියෝජිත පිරිස ඊයේ (28)දිවයිනෙන් පිටත් ව ගියේ ය. ධීවර දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ අධ්‍යක්ෂ ජනරාල් නිමල් හෙට්ටිආරච්චි, ධීවර අමාත්‍යංශයේ උපදේශක එස්.සුබසිංහ, ධීවර දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ සහකාර අධ්‍යක්ෂ ලාල් ද සිල්වා සහ නීතිපති දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ නියෝජිතයෙකු ද මෙම සාකච්ඡා ...

කච්චතිවු ගන්නනම් යුද්ධ කරන්න ඉන්දීය නීතිපති කියයි2014 අගෝස්තු 27 02.00 p.mකච්චතිව් දූපත නැවත ඉන්දියාවට පවරා ගැනීමට නම් ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාව සමග යුද්ධයකට එළැඹිය යුතු බවත් නීතිය මගින් එම දූපත නැවත ඉන්දියාවට පවරා ගත නොහැකි බවත් ඉන්දීය නීතිපතිවරයා එරට ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයට දැනුම් දී ඇත. ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ රඳවාගෙන සිටින ඉන්දීය ධීවරයින් පිරිසක් නිදහස් කරවා ගැනීමසඳහා වහාම මැදිහත්වන්නැයි ඉල්ලා සිටිමින් එරට පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රීවරුන්දෙදෙනෙකු විසින් ගොනුකරන ලද පෙත්සමක් ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයේ සලකා ...

6th General Assembly of World Forum of Fisher Peoples to meet in Cape Town - SA Fishing communities from around the world will be represented at the 6th General Assembly of the World Forum of Fisher Peoples that takes place in Cape Town next week.More than 100 delegates from close to 30 countries will gather to discuss critical issues facing tens of millions of small-scale fishers. These include: Ocean Grabbing, the process whereby elites take control ...

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