World Fisheries Day Commemorated in Sri Lanka NAFSO Commemorated world Fisheries day for the 18thtime of its’ history. The event was held in Colombo on 21st of November with participation of more than 500 people. People from 11 coastal district and 3 inland districts were among them. Several Civil organizations including farmer organizations, workers unions and NGOs were also get together with small scale fishers to strength ...

A Great Man was Remembered An influential man, who work for the humanity was remembered by the Sri Lankans on 20thof November 2014. Fr.Thomas Kochery, who borne as Indian national and worked for the poor and specially small scale fishers of the whole world was passed away on May 2014 at age 71. On 20thof 2014, National Fisheries Solidarity Movement together with Sri Lankan small ...

A hunger Protest by monks A hunger protest conducted by Ven. Bandiwawa Diaysena Tero and several other monks have been stopped after 3 days.they were conducting this hunger protest for more than 72 hours to oppose the transfer of officer In charge of Puthlam police station, who have done a excellent job, specially to prevent illegal drugs in the area.Nearing, presidential election, several of such ...

All women were seen; all women were heard A small attempt to summarize today's discussionsThe Asia-Pacific Civil Society Forum on Beijing+20 held eighteen simultaneous workshops today touching upon issues that affect women's human rights and their empowerment in the region. The discussions in the workshops will forge the recommendations that civil society will give to governments in the upcoming inter-governmental meeting—UN ESCAP Asia and Pacific Conference on ...

උම්බලකඩත් එක්‌කම වේළිලා කරවෙන වැල්ලෙ ධීවර ජීවිත දකුණු පළාතේ සුන්දරතම වෙරළ තීරයේ පාරම්පරික ධීවර කර්මාන්තයේ යෙදන බොහෝ පිරිසක්‌ වෙසෙන ධීවර ගම්මානයක්‌ ලෙස කොට්‌ටගොඩ සුදුවැල්ල ප්‍රදේශය හැඳින්විය හැකිය. ධීවර කර්මාන්තය හා ඒ ආශ්‍රිත කර්මාන්තවලින් ජීවත්වන මෙම ධීවර ගම්මානය විශේෂත්වයක්‌ උසුලන්නේ උම්බලකඩවලටය.මාතර කතරගම ප්‍රධාන මාර්ගයේ මාතර සිට සැතපුම් 8 ක්‌ පමණ කතරගම දෙසට යන විට මෙම ගම්මානය හමුවෙයි. රටේ ප්‍රොaටීන් අවශ්‍යතාවයට සුවිශේෂී දායකත්වයක්‌ දක්‌වන ධීවර ප්‍රජාවක්‌ වෙසෙන මෙම ධීවර ...

Fishing In Banned Waters By Waruni KarunarathneWith the European Union (EU) deciding to impose a sanction on Sri Lankan fisheries products, there is lot of agitation created especially among the fisher folks. Some fisher groups who will be affected by this decision recently protested in front of the Ministry of Fisheries who received them with hostility.Convener of the National Fisheries Solidarity Movement and the ...

People from civil organizations and several individuals from the affected community were conducted a protest on 16th November, Sunday, at badulla, on behalf of people who are suffered and loss loved once from the massive earth slip occurred in end of the October, in Meeriyabadda village, in Haldummulla DS division. Protesters demanded proper housing with atleast ten perch block of ...

අපේ මූදු රස්‌සාවට  ආණ්‌ඩුවෙන් සුනාමියක්‌ ! අපේ රටේ ධීවර ගැටලුත් මහා සාගරය බඳුය. නිමක්‌ කොනත් නැත. ධීවරයන් පාරට බැස උද්ඝෝෂණ කිරීම ද රටේ මිනිස්‌සුන්ට අරුමයක්‌ නොවේ. එමෙන්ම ඒ උද්ඝෝෂණ අතරතුර වෙඩි කා මියගිය ධීවරයන් ද, ගුටි බැට දී හතර හන්දි කඩා දැමූ ධීවරයන් ගැන ද අපි ඕනෑ තරම් අසා තිබේ. එහෙත් ගැටලුවලට විසඳුම් නොලැබෙන තැන ධීවරයන් පාරට බසින එක සක්‌කරයාගේ පුතා වයිමාටවත් නතර කිරීමට ද නොහැකිය. ...

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 ...

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