Let us Proudly Commemorate International Year of Small Scale Fisheries & Aquiculture - 2022

Assert People’s Sovereignty

A three-day workshop jointly organized by Pan Asia Pacific (PANAP) and National Fisheries Solidarity Movement on ‘Asserting People’s Sovereignty’ was held at The Kings Bay hotel in Negombo, Sri Lanka from the 25th - 27th August 2019.
About 35 participants representing Negombo, Galle, Mathara, Polonnaruwa, Ampara, Jaffna, Mulathive, Manner, Kilinochchi, Trincomalee and Kurunagala participated for the workshop.
One of the participants highlighted the idea that “This topic is common to everyone irrespective of gender, ethnic and religious differences and it’s a timely important topic to each and every one of us.”
A descriptive presentation of human rights, individual rights, collective rights and common rights were discussed at the beginning of the workshop. It was also discussed how to bring this theme forward and ways to maintain such rights was also discussed. Local and international mechanism that can protect the fundamental rights and human rights was discussed.
How to develop a social movement to protect and maintain human rights, taking actions to upgrade human rights and rights of living and to obtain proposals to develop future plan was also discussed
Mr.Sampath Pushpakumara the legal advisor, Mr.Herman Kumara Convener of National Fisheries Movement, Miss Deepa Subashini, Mr.Anthoney Jesudasan and Mr.Pradeep Wanigasooriya were the resource person for the workshop.