Written By NAFSO on Thursday, July 09, 2020 | 12:06:00 PM
Written By NAFSO on Wednesday, July 08, 2020 | 12:51:00 PM
A community meeting was held in Ragamawela village in Paanama, Ampara district to discussed and find out the difficulties that experiences by the village famers in relation to their lands. About 10 farmers attended the meeting. Mr.Priyanka costha coordinator of the Praja Abhihasha project organized this meeting with the help of Mr.Sadun Thudugala and Mr.Madusha of PARL and Mr.Rukshan of INFOR.
The farmers who attended the meeting stated that were able to protect and sustain their lives amids the Covid 19 because they were highly involved in their agriculture activities. They had sufficient food items as they had their food production produced by themselves. The farmers were involved in sustainable organic farming.
The farmers highlighted during the during meeting the necessity of having an electric fence as they were experience wild elephant attacks for their cultivation fields. They explained due to these attacks they lose considerable amount of food production. Farmers have written to the divisional secretary requesting an electric fence, however farmers have not received a proper response sofar.
Land issues in Monaragala
Settlement of the Addalachchena land issue
Wild life department of Ampara district have been taken over the land of the Mr.Missba of the Ashrofnager, Addalachchena, Ampara district. Mr.Missba have filed a case against the wiled life department and district court have called trial several times but official of department have not attended. The district court has dismissed the case and granted the right of the land to Mr.Missba. A discussion on this regard and the land issues in the area was held in Addalachchena. Mr.Priyanka costha coordinator of the Praja Abhihasha project organized this meeting with the help of Mr.Sadun Thugugala and Mr.Madusha of PARL and Mr.Rukshan of INFOR.
According to Mr. Inpanayagam, District Coordinator of Jaffna District Fisheries Solidarity, they have found a new Internally Displaced Camp (IDP) in Addakiri area. While they were traveling with an official purpose, the staff has received information about an IDP camp that they did not let to know before. The staff has just visited the place. The camp has been located in Navali village in Jaffna. There are 15 families in the camp. The camp has been built in a privet land. The displaced people have no any right to the land. The situation has been reported to the divisional secretary . The representatives of Jaffna District Fisheries Solidarity have discussed with the people in the camp. Land right is the main concern of the discussion. The people in the camp are ready to purchase the land from the land owner whose land has been used to the camp. The landless people wish to consider any condition in relation to the land. The staff has discussed with them widely. The camp people have agreed to organize a protect with the support of partner organization in future. This information was shared by Mr. Inpanayagam.