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NAFSO at Protest against SAITM

Written By NAFSO on Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 3:17:00 PM

NAFSO representatives participated in the protest against private medical college (SAITM), on 10th October. the protesters walked about 5 miles to the Presidential secretary.  but the police disperse the protesters striking with tear gas and water cannon. Several were hospitalized.

Protest was organized by the anti-SAITM university student movement.


Women's voice of Movement against port city is Preparing for another step

A meeting was held by WVoMAPC on September 30th and due to unsuitable weather condition postponed the initiated public signature campaign against the port city project. Campaign will be conducted in Negombo on 14th October

The campaign against port city project leads by NAFSO and several civil society organizations, Leaders from religious community together with fishing communities strengthening the movement.  

Sri Lanka Civil Society Delegates at UPR Session in Geneva

Written By NAFSO on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 10:40:00 AM

Around 110 Delegates from 30 countries participate in UPR session in Geneva. Anthony Jesudasan from NAFSO and few others have presented the country report under 6 topics. 
 1. Sri Lanka's lack of accountability -Ms. Niranjala,
2. Transitional justice, Situation of IDPs and Refugees in Sri Lanka-Mr. Anthony Jesudasan 
3. The Situation of enforced disappearances and Political prisoners -Sir Nicola
4. Militarisation and Freedom of expression - Ms.Darshana 
5. Minority rights and Gender equality - Mr Sriyal 
6. Violence against the women and issues of Muslim women's -Ms. Shari.

NAFSO consider this as a remarkable achievement in HR work we conducted on behalf of depressed people in the country.  Civil society network of Sri Lanka conducted information gathering from relevant communities, educating of wider communities, and dialogues with local and international diplomats to reach the final destination.    The Recommendations of UNHCR will out by November session. 

Fisheries Minister Too busy to Talk to fishers

Written By NAFSO on Friday, October 06, 2017 | 1:07:00 PM

As the fishing season starts in South and west coasts of Sri Lanka, destructive fishing activities are on the rise in southern coastal areas.

On the Public day for government officials, a Fisher group attached to Southern Fisheries Organization - gall,  travelled to Colombo, hoping to meet the fisheries minister and conduct a discussion on the situation.

After hours of waiting in the ministry till the fisheries minister comes, after he arrives in the evening, he has directed them to his secretary as he is too busy to discuss the matters with fishers.

"Secretary was there since the morning if we want to discuss with him we could have done it as soon as we arrived at the ministry in the morning. We waited till evening to see and discuss the matter with the minister as it is very important to all of the small-scale fishers"   a fisher group member said.

Destructive fishing was in control during the previous government and now its look they have some agreement with some authorities to run the business.  

Written By NAFSO on Monday, September 25, 2017 | 10:26:00 AM

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