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Indu Sri Lanka fisher troweling issue

Written By Freedam to the nation resettlement of IDPs on Sunday, April 27, 2014 | 10:38 PM

NAFSO organize the meeting on Indian troweler issue at NAFSO training center on 28 th April 2014.North, South fisher leaders , Civil society organization, and Union leaders participate the discussion.

“Build Up Unity among Grass Roots: Ensure Workers’ Rights”

                                    Joint May 1, 2014 Celebration

National Fisheries Solidarity Movement [NAFSO] has organized May 1 celebration in collaboration with some trade unions, mainly FTZ women workers at Katunayaka, women fisher folk from Negombo, Matara and Kalpitiya, as well as human rights groups, media and possible other actors related to workers and act on worker’s rights.

Our Objective is to bring working class people, mainly women, together with factory workers, fishers and possibly farmers in the May 1 celebration for building up strong unity to intervene for worker’s rights collectively.
Also, we expect to commemorate the assassinated FTZ worker Roshen Chanaka and continue to push for the disclosure and execution of the Mahanama THilakaratne Commission report, as this has been the demand and protest action for more than 35 months continuously until now.
Lastly, through this activity, we intend to forge solid unity among the individual workers unions working in Negombo, Katunayake area and act jointly as a wider  group or base in the future.

"We will Fight to the End". We want our land back!

Written By Freedam to the nation resettlement of IDPs on Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 3:45 AM

Paanama paththuwa protection organization leaders say they wont give up their land and will fight up to the end. .They conducted protest 11 of APRIL 2014 at Panama .
G. Somasiri a fisherman by profession and one of the key leader of the organization said, "Our hopes on human rights commission fading away. The ruling of the commission is not considered. We are awaiting to know what supreme court says. We do hope it will be in favor of poor and marginalized farmers and fishers. Unless we fight to the end. Buying people fhrough providing jobs will not help to weaken ourforts.  We will continue our struggle and we need support from all".

To protect the land rights

Thursday, April 10, 2014

PARL meeting for Land Rights

Strategic planning for PARL program was conducted Thursday 10  th of April 2014 at  colombo . 03 members from NAFSO attended the program with the intention of planning it with effective implementation.
There are 3 major areas identified for intervention.
1. Information
2. Advocacy
3. Mobilizing
The strategic interventions with objectives were discussed.
The necessity of collective interventions were emerged. And group agreed to build up from the proposed plan.

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