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Evalution Meeting

Written By NAFSO on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 | 6:33:00 PM

Evaluation of Land & Livelihood Rights Program

Evaluation of Land & Livelihood Rights Program being was conducted at NAFSO on 2018.17/18. Relevant Field Coordinators from Ampara, Jaffna, Moneragala, Mulaitivu and Trincomalee participated  the program.

Plantation sector members discussed the ongoing salary

Written By NAFSO on Monday, December 17, 2018 | 9:53:00 AM

Plantation sector members discussed the ongoing salary issue of plantation workers

Plantation sector members discussed the ongoing salary issue of plantation workers at Christian Workers Society Hall in Hatton on the 16.12.2018, with the participation of religious leaders, civil society leaders, Journalists and teachers. They further discussed the collective agreement of 1992 and 1999. NAFSO staff members Mr.Rajan, Mr. Anthony Jesudasan facilitated the discussion

Handed over the Petition

Written By NAFSO on Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 7:00:00 AM

Poonthalir district Women Federation and district Fisheries Solidarity handed over the 

Poonthalir district women federation and Jaffna district fisheries Solidarity handed over a petition to Pointpedro, Thllippalai and Uduvil divisional secretaries and Jaffna district secretary in Jaffna on IDP issues and issues of resettlement people. Pointpedro divisional Secretary  said that, “We will follow your petition and we will organize some program for on those people. But President and central government have to release the land.” Jaffna Difso and NAFSO staff members facilitated the dialogue between community members and the government officials on this work.  

The Interim Report of International Fact Finding Mission

Written By NAFSO on Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 10:43:00 AM

The Interim Report of International Fact Finding Mission on Colombo International Financial City was launched 

e Interim Report of International Fact Finding Mission on Colombo International Financial City was launched at HR Day celebrations which was lead by People’s Movement Against Port City Praja Abilasha and NAFSO at Colombo.

“We the women in the PMAPC come forward and raise Women’s Voice Against Port City to awake the whole society.” Sr. Noel Christine, core committee member of PMAPC presented at the Report launching program held at Colombo

Celebrated International Human Rights Day

Written By NAFSO on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 5:43:00 PM

Commemoration for the international Human Rights Day
National Fisheries Solidarity Movement, Society for Threatened Peoples (STP), Praja Abhilasha Network  have conducted a Media Conference on Military occupied land issues at the Laksman Kathirgamar Institute in Colombo.  A number of organizations including media, and specially people from the districts of Mannar, Jaffna, Ampara participated for the meeting. Members of the district organizations explained the situation they are living and explained how the government has been violated their rights since so many years. They claimed specially their rights to the land. As we know, government displaced many people from their homes since the civil war, and even after that, and they have not been allowed to come back to their own lands. 
One representative from Manner and Cilavathurai explained to the audience that they have land problems because government forces took over their lands and displaced them.  Representatives from Ampara and Pothuwil said that they are also experiencing the same land problem because of government. In all the cases, their basic human rights have been violated because they were displaced and were not allowed to come back to their traditional villagers. 
A university lecturer from the University of Ruhuna was conducted a presentation on the ‘Current Political Situation of the Country’. A representative from a civil Society Organizations from North explained the Social and Economic problems that they are experiencing due the situation that they living in and also due to lack of facilities in the area. 
A discussion was held with the participation of some representatives on the ‘Colombo Port City’ and the impact of this construction to the environment and to the people living in Negombo especially in Basiyawatta village. Environmentalist Sajeewa Chamikara explained the negative impact to the environment caused by the Colombo Port City.  
This meeting was the occasion to present three different reports about National Status on Natural Resources in Sri Lanka, International Fact Finding Mission on the Colombo International Financial City.
Petitions were made by those people suffering land problems and displacement and they were address to four embassies in Colombo (UK, USA, AUSSI, RUSSIA)
Finally, people participated in a protest in Colombo Fort to raise their voices and protest against  the Government for not handing over their lands. 


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