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Written By Freedam to the nation resettlement of IDPs on Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 1:30 AM

Change with Reform organized protest on 07 of December 2014, at Eppawala town against Udita Fernando, the coordinating secretary of Chief minister N/C province and Wasantha Bandara, councilor Thalawa Pradesheeya saba. Jayatilake Bandara, Artist ,Hiru media journalist and Samantha civil activist were assaulted by those two and gang of thugs.

Stop land grabbing

Focus group discussion was conducted on 08 of December 2014    in Kalpitiya Island. In the same time Media team 
develop Video on land grabbing in the Island 

Human right day

Civil society Representative's Conference was conducted on 10 of December  at Hotel Sapphire at Wellawatta. Then 
 civil society leaders explain the present human rights condition of the country .  

we don't stop our campaign

A Protest campaign held near the FORT RAIL way STATION against assault of Jaystjilaka bandara , Hiru media jernalist and Derana program director on 05 of December 2014

GO-NGO-PA Collaboration

NAFSO conducted program on Participatory Integrated Area Development Strategies at Karuwalagaswewa last ten years. The integration was among GO- NGO- PO during the past. We were able to compile the experiences to build up the communities and published a book on the theme of "
Attempt of integrated area development versus Globalization".
The book was presented to the chair person and secretary of Karuwalagaswewa Regional council. The village leaders of Praja Shakthi Citizen Committee was also present at the occasion and shared their experiences on integration of the development process ,on 12 of December 2014.

build the free and fair election

Political leaders start "Saththyagrha" and others express their ideas on election violence. (2014.12.18 Rajagiriya -colombo)
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Power of the women

Women leaders of the 12 district explained the present crisis . Then they decided to select the officer members for the national women federation 

National women federation

National women federation conference was conducted  at NAFSO training center on 16 th of December 2014 .Matara,Galle,Kaluthara,Gampaha,Puttlam,Kurunagala,Polonnaruwa,Jaffna,Mannar,Trincomalee,
Batticoloa and Ampara women leaders and Animators participated this workshop.

Year evaluation work shop

North and East village leaders and field officers get together to the NAFSO training center for the year evaluation in 15 th of December .Jaffna,Mannar ,Trincomalee,Batticoloa and Ampara district leaders participated  

Stop election violence

Civil society members, Civil organisations,Political leaders getting together in front of the Election secretariat to conduct the protest. They ask the Authority to implement the electon rules and regulations for the free and fair election.

Seed Caravan organized from 11 to 16 of October

Written By Freedam to the nation resettlement of IDPs on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | 1:07 AM

 Caravan for seed and food Sovereignty -2014

The formation of an island wide Seed Caravan for Food Sovereignty campaign stems from the need to address core issues related to the food system in Sri Lanka around the themes of Justice, Equality and Regeneration. As a consecutive step of the Seed Rights Campaign which started successfully in June, 2014 the Seed Caravan for Food Sovereignty campaign conducted  around the aim of mobilizing farmers, consumers and civil society groups for a fair and sustainable food system in Sri Lanka.
The campaign  scheduled in line with the commemoration of World Food Week. The campaign was spearheaded by the Movement for the Protection of Seed Rights which will be led by MONLAR with  farmers, women, plantation workers, fisheries and other civil society organizations based across the country (October 11th – 16th). The journey of the caravans started from Murukundi in the Northern Province in the island and  concluded in Colombo after covering a total 25 cities.In the same time small scale fisheries and farmers from Southern continue the parallel caravan from Hambanthota to Colombo covering the other ten cities.They started it at Hambanthota on 14 th October.   

1. Farmers are the sole owners of the seeds and food resources for food production. Campaign to ensure it.
2. Influencing policy makers to develop and implement favorable policies to protect the rights of small scale farmers, to promote regenerative agricultural practices and to ensure the sustainable livelihoods
3. Ensure the right of access to nutritious, adequate, secured and culturally fit foods for all.

During 6 days of the Caravan more than 4000 Farmers, fisheries, labors and plantation workers from North, South and East joined their hands for a common struggle for people’s right for their resources and food. They exchanged seeds among themselves to oppose the proposed seed privatization act.
Awareness programs were held in more than 35 cities on the importance of promoting Eco-friendly food production systems and the rights of people to have safe and nutritious food.

Policy proposals formulated by social movements were handed over to Provincial authorities in around 10 Provincial councils. Participants held number of protests campaigns against land grabbing, water and seed privatization and agro chemical industry which causes severe threats to the health of the people and Eco systems.

The caravan was also a great platform for the people in all ethnic groups to join for a common struggle on their rights where they opposed the militarization and corporatization of natural resources which violates rights of the people for their resources and livelihoods. Northern provincial council minister of agriculture, minister of education and Tamil communities from Northern Province participated in the inauguration of Caravan in Kilinochchi showing solidarity among all ethnic groups against violation of their rights. Rev. Mahamankawadawa Piyarathena Thero, convener of the National Movement for Protection of Seeds distributed indigenous seed from south among the communities in North to mark the solidarity.

On 16th, Caravan joined with trade unions, civil society organizations and other social movements to mark the World Food Day. They marched to the Colombo Fort with displaying placards and distributing leaflets. Set of proposals for agrarian reforms to ensure fair and sustainable food system, which has been discussed and endorsed during the caravan, has been submitted to the government after the rally
11 October 2014 At Murukandi Kovil-Killinochchiya

Shared the traditional seeds among the farmers

Plant the tree 

conducted street drama

 March to Vauniya Town

Madawachchiya  town


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