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

Online people tribunal on Blue Economy

                        NAFSO office online webinar meeting                      

                                              Manner district online webinar meeting      

                                          Kaluthara district online webinar meeting      

                                           Ampara district online webinar meeting      

                                        Matara district online webinar meeting   

                                            Galle district online webinar meeting      

                                  Killinochchi district online webinar meeting     
                                   Trincomale district online webinar meeting  

                          Jaffna district online webinar meeting  

                                        Mallathive district online webinar meeting  

World Forum of Fisher People (WFFP) with the collaboration of National Fisheries Solidarity Movement organized a online webinar regarding Blue Economy on 27 of August 2020. National Fisheries Solidarity Movement has organized the webinar in 12 partner organizations in the coastal areas of the country such as Jaffna, Killinochchi, Mullathive, Mannar,  Matara, Galle, Kaluthara, Negombo, Puttlam,  Betticaloa, Ampara and Trincomale district.  Every partner organization has invited to 50 participants or more for the online people tribunal.  Different international organizations, professionals, expertise, academics, community leaders and individuals participated in the online meeting.  

Mrs. JesuRethinam representing SNEHA organization welcomed and set the objective of the webinar.  Inaugural addresses were made by Rev. Bishop Asiri Perera form Methodist church in Sri Lanka, Ms.Nadine Nembhard representing WFFP and Ms.Ravadee Prastercarsouk-SDF. Giving introduction of jury members, Prof. Oscar Amarasinghe, South African Woman Activist and one member spoke in the event.

A.Gandimathi, one of the members of the research team that conducted relate to exploring the Socio Economic Political and Ecological Implications on the Coastal Communities on blue economic in Sri Lanka presented the finding of the research.

Local representatives shared their experience in relation to the blue economic in Sri Lanka.  N.V Subramaniyam representing Northern Province Fisher People Unity, Ms. Ananthi Sasidhran-Former Women Minister, Northern Provincial Council, Rathnasinghem Muralitharan -victim of constructing Chundikulam National park, Ms. Subashinie Kamalanathan from PMAPC,

Ms. Hilda Jeyamalar representing Women Fish Worker in Negombo and Mr. P.H. Lambert from Southern fisher in Galle shared their experienced. According to the conversation, Interim verdict speech was done by Mr. Herman Kumara, National Convener of National Fisheries Solidarity Movement as a member of Jury.

National Fisheries Solidarity Movement has organized 12 partner organizations in order to participate with the online people tribunal. Press Conferences were organized after the webinar in Galle, Ampara, Negombo, Jaffna  and Batticoloa based on the blue economic. Secretariat staff of NAFSO also jointed with the partner organizations facilitating the webinar in the particular districts as well.