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Meeting in Paanama Village

Written By NAFSO on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 6:49:00 AM

Paanama Pattu Protection Organisation (PPPO) and the Ragamwela Village development Committee Meeting



The development committee meeting of Ragamwela and a Paanama Pattu Protection Committee meeting was held on the 14th January 2019 Sri Bodhirukaramaya temple in Paanama. A program review of previous year activities was conducted at the meeting.  A discussion was held on the changes that will be faced in the year 2019.
 It was decided to have a media conference on the 4th of February 2019 regarding the cabinet decision that was taken regarding the release of lands in Paanama. It was all so discussed to find related legal document on this matter. 
For the development committee meeting in Ragamwela 14 people from Ragamwela and for the Paanama Pattu Protection Committee meeting 20 people participated from Paanama, Ulpassa, Horawakandha and Egodayaya villages. Chief incumbent Paanama Sri Chandararathana Thero, The National Convener of National Fisheries Solidarity Movement, Mr.Herman Kumara, Mr.Priyankara Costha and Mr.Nimal Perera  facilitated this meeting.   

Meeting in Monaragala

Monthly meeting of the village community of Pelawatte 
At the monthly meeting of the village community of Pelawatte ,Block 3 the progress of the completing of applications forms of 1/2 acre of lands prior to the mobile land registration office was discussed.
around 20 community members attended the meeting following the welcome words by Mr.jayaratne, the minutes of the previous meeting was read the secretary Mrs. Madhavee, the current status of the process of filling the application forms by the grama niladahri, related to the preliminary survey  was explained by Mr. jayartne, information on one hundred and seventy seven 177 applications were filled and handed over to grama niladari for final compilation. it was pointed out by the Nafso animators the importance of completing those forms and submitting them to the divisional secretariat without delay. with regards to the improvement of the access road to the block3 was also commented on and the need of drawing the attention of the relevant authorities to repair it was also highlighted.
they were also happy to announce that three members were given low interest loan of Rs.3000/- per person out of their membership fee and other savings. 
decisions taken;
    - time to time few groups to go and inquire from the grama niladhari about the progress of compilation of those applications
    - if necessary, to offer voluntary support to grama niladhari to complete the filling and compilation of the application
   -write a common letter to the local government, divisional secretary, parliamentarians, potential candidates for local government election to be held, drawing their attention and demanding that road be repaired soon.
   -  to review the progress of the above actions at the next monthly meeting.

Written By NAFSO on Monday, January 14, 2019 | 3:46:00 PM


District Valarpirai Women Federation in Mannar 





Mannar District Valarpirai Women Federation conducted it's District committee meeting today -11.01.2019. Federation was evaluated past actions it. Specialy Handed over the petition to District Medical Director on Health issues and Hospital issues. Memberes said that they got some good results after the petition. After that members discussed about current situations and future plan. Finally they dicided will organize face to face dialogue with Government officers and Authorities on Village level basic issues and rights base issues. NAFSO Convener, Coordinators and District staffs gave inputs .

Social Media Program

Journalists Training Program





A training program was conducted to train ‘Journalists’ in Sri Lanka. The theme of the program was ‘Speaking truth to the Power’. 25 Journalists participated for the program that was held in Ecumenical Institute, Colombo. The resource persons were, Lawyer Mr. Punchihewa, Mr Vinson Bulathsinghala and Mr.Hashan. Mr. Hashan conducted a session on Social Media.

First session was on the current discussion on New Constitution in Sri Lanka. The discussion of the session was on the ‘What is a constitution’ Legal aspects of the constitution, practical issues when implementing a constitution.

The next session was on ‘How to implement Social Media to address the current social issues’ what are the technical competencies and the creative abilities that Media personnel should have.

Participants were then asked to get in to groups and discuss how the current discussion on the new constitution should take to the general public. How to develop social media method that facilitate such a discussion. Developing a future plan and evaluate that plan.

Discussion then went on to cover How to develop a social media method to educate people, how to evaluate and analyze such methods and what are the new social media tools and practical application of the such methods. Deepa Subashine and Nuwan Pradeep Participated this workshop representing NAFSO

Fisher people general body meeting

 Fisher People Unity conducted it's General Body meeting in Northern Province






Northern Province Fisher People Unity conducted it's General Body meeting Yesterday (10.01.2019) in Jaffna. Meeting discussed following matters.

·       Migration and illegal fishing in Northern part and Research work on that issues (NAFSO conducting research)

·         Provincial rules for migration issues and Sustainable fisheries

·        Co- Management meeting on 18th of January

·        Mannar, Kilinochchi, Jaffna, Mullaithevu fisher representatives and NAFSO Convener, Project Coordinators and Districts staffs participated.

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