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Written By NAFSO on Monday, April 25, 2016 | 6:08:00 PM



Our Deepest Sympathy for fallen Comrade Dao Gaya. 

As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of Dao Gaya

මත්ස්‍ය අපනයන තහනම ඉවත් කිරීමේ නිවේදනය ලබන සතියේ

Written By NAFSO on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | 9:47:00 AM

මත්ස්‍ය අපනයන තහනම
ඉවත් කිරීමේ නිවේදනය ලබන සතියේ

උපාලි ද සේරම්

ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට එරෙහිව යුරෝපා සංගමය මගින් පනවා ඇති මත්ස්‍ය අපනයනය පිළිබඳ තහනම ඉවත් කිරීම සම්බන්ධ නිවේදනය යුරෝපා පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසින් ලබන සතියේ නිකුත් කිරීමට නියමිතය.

මෙම තහනම නිසා වසර තුනක කාලයක සිට ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ මසුන් යුරෝපා රටවලට අපනයනය කිරීමට නොහැකි වී ඇත.

ශ්‍රී ලංකාව මසුන් ඇල්ලීමේදී ජාත්‍යන්තර ධීවර නීති රීති උල්ලංඝනය කර ඇති බවට චෝදනා කරමින් මීට වසර තුනකට පමණ පෙර යුරෝපා සංගමය මගින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ මසුන් යුරෝපා රටවලට අලෙවි කිරීම තහනම් කරන ලදී.

මේ සම්බන්ධව වත්මන් රජය යුරෝපා සංගමයෙන් කරනු ලැබූ ලිත ඉල්ලීමකට ප්‍රතිචාර දක්‌වමින් එම තහනම ඉවත් කිරීම සම්බන්ධව අවධානය යොමුකර තිබිණි.

ඒ අනුව ජාත්‍යන්තර මුහුදු සීමා නීති රීතිවලට අනුව ධීවර කටයුතුවල යෙදිය යුතු බවට ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට දැඩි කොන්දේසි පනවමින් සිය තහනම ඉවත් කිරීමට අවධානය යොමු කරන බව යුරෝපා සංගමය විදේශ කටයුතු අමාත්‍යාංශයට දැනුම්දී තිබිණි.


දිවයින - 2016.04.19
 

“PORT CITY IS NOT BENEFICIAL BUT DETRIMENTAL TO SRI LANKA”

Written By NAFSO on Monday, April 18, 2016 | 4:18:00 PM

PEOPLE’S MOVEMENT AGAINST PORT CITY

 13th April 2016, Colombo.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickaramasinghe in his media conference held on the 10th April 2016 stated that the Government of China and Government of Sri Lanka agreed to continue with the so-called Colombo Port City project and provide 1000 acres of land in Hambanthota and Mattala to locate Chinese industries.

Mr. Wickramasinghe, then as the opposition leader took a stand against the Port City project highlighting the adverse effect it would have on fishing industry and of the fishing community from Colombo to Kalpitiya towards north and from Colombo to Hikkaduwa along the southern coast. Further, he too emphasized on the negative effect the project would have on tourism industry. 

It is very unfortunate that Mr. Wickramasinghe, now as the Prime Minister of the Government of ‘Good Governance’, not only acting against his own words but also against the promise that he made to millions of people who voted him to power trusting his pledge.

Although the project is planned as an offshore financial market, so far there are no regulations in place to control it commercial enterprises. There is a danger that it might become a centre for money laundering and illegal commercial activities.  
It has to be emphasized that the so-called government of good governance is violating the very basic principle on which it stands. Can the Prime Minister make decisions on this matter ignoring the two pending cases in the Court? One might wonder where is the rule of Law?

Moving ahead with the project without taking into account the concerns of the people affected, the fishing community, the people who responded adequately to the EIA report and the concerns of the civil society which has not only highlighted their grave concerns but vehemently opposed the project due to its adverse effect on our ecosystem is a violation of their basic right for participation in good governance and decision making. We wish to ask where is the space for People’s Participation, which is a hallmark of democracy and good governance?  

It has to be stated that this type of senseless development is tantamount to transferring the wealth and the physical resources such as sand, rock materials, land, Colombo harbor, Mattala Airport and Hambanthota harbor of the country to China making Sri Lanka poorer. 

“Can mere mortgaging this land to China or any other big power be called development, Fr. Sarath Iddamalgoda the joint coordinator of the People’s Movement Against Port City asked. Fr. Iddamalgoda also raised the question as to whether the Prime minister has assured the integrity and safety of our natural resources and the rights of the people with regard to the environment.  
    
“Prime Minister has no reason to celebrate 1.5 billion USD Chinese project when the project is going to dump sand and rock material worth over USD 4 billion to fill the ocean with no equity equivalent ” said Mr. Hemantha Withanage, joint coordinator of the People’s Movement Against Port City and a Environmentalist.

“Port City is not and standalone project of China. Therefore, this is feasible for China, however there is no study to prove that it is feasible for Sri Lanka” said Chinthaka Rajapakshe, joint coordinator of the People’s Movement Against Port City. 
It is a well-known fact that China is looking for Sri Lanka as a strategic point in its ‘ONE ROAD ONE BELT’ strategy and also for relocating its polluting industries to manage severe environmental pollution China is facing at the moment. It is an obligation to fulfill the climate agreements they made during the climate conference held in Paris in December 2015.

Colombo Port city the Chinese dream is not part of the Megapolis, which is the dream of the ruling regime.  The government should stop lying people of Sri Lanka promising brighter future though this unsustainable development businesses.


“People’s Movement Against Port City”
 For more information
Fr. Sarath Iddmalgoda 0714315124
Hemantha Withanage 0777600503

ChinthakaRajapakshe 0766568663


Stop Port City Project - Civil Society urged the Government

Written By NAFSO on Monday, April 04, 2016 | 10:50:00 PM

Hundreds of people gathered to Galle face in Colombo, today to mark their resistance on Port City project.  The protesters demanded that the Government reverse the decision to go ahead with the project, which started by the previous government and prim minister promised to stop while he was in election campaign.

on 06th of April, PM is planning to visit China and sign a new agreement on Port city construction. 
Peoples Movement against port city project which is combination of civil society organisations including National Fisheries Solidarity Movement organises and staged the protest.

A report prepared by the movement was handed over to a secretary of the President and to higher officials of Prim Minister Ranil Wicramasingha. 
















A Protest to be held in Gallface

Protest against destructive Port City project to be held today (04th April) from 3.30 P.M. 
This is the time to show your concerns over our country. Your participation will save our resources and environment.

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