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Sri Lankan fishermen to demonstrate in front of Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Jaffna

Written By Freedam to the nation resettlement of IDPs on Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 11:18 PM

On Monday (29th February) Sri Lankan fishermen from Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mannar and Mullaitivu will protest outside the Indian High Commission in Jaffna in support of the Sri Lankan government’s actions and diplomatic efforts to stop illegal fishing by Tamil Nadu trawlers and country boats in Sri Lankan waters.

Sri Lankan fishermen in the north request the Sri Lankan government to take appropriate measures to arrest, charge, prosecute and fine Tamil Nadu trawler and country boat owners for persistent illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Sri Lankan waters.

We invite you to joint for the collaboration.If any information please contact below leaders  

N. M. Alam 
President - Northern Fishermen’s Federation
Mobile: 0717 622 111

President - Jaffna District Fishermen’s Cooperative Society Union
Mobile: 0778 588 624

Joseph Francis
President - Poonakary Fishermen’s Cooperative Society Union
Mobile: 0774 631200

Mariya Rasa
President - Mullaitivu Fishermen’s Cooperative Society Union
Mobile: 0772 322 837

Our Land Our life people protest for Right to life

Written By Freedam to the nation resettlement of IDPs on Friday, February 19, 2016 | 10:45 AM

After one year of the new Government people are still out of their land. People's Assembly and protest on land rights. People's Alliance for Right to Land (PARL).It was happened 11 of February at CMU Hall and protest was conducted in the Galle road .More than 600 people participated in 15 district including North and East .

Campaign should be strengthen

Written By Freedam to the nation resettlement of IDPs on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | 12:01 AM

Meeting was conducted jaffna Yalpady hall.IDP camp leaders participated that meeting and they build new association called Association of Internal displace persons .They decided to empower the 42 camps leaders and continue the campaign for their rights. After the meeting they had media briefing too.

New leaders for the 2016

Written By Freedam to the nation resettlement of IDPs on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | 11:57 PM

Jaffna district women comity called Poonthlai meeting was conducted at Agriculture training institutions. 55 women participated that meeting.In the same time North provincial council member Ananthi Sasitharan also participated and gave the speech on present issues for the women . Finally she agreed to build the women network in Jaffna district. Then they selected new office bearers for 2016.


Written By Freedam to the nation resettlement of IDPs on Saturday, February 6, 2016 | 10:10 AM

 Invitation for campaign ---------

 we are organizing a People’s Forum for Land Rights on 11th of February 2016. On 11th of February the cabinet decision of releasing Paanama land back to the community completes one year, but the people are yet to get their land back. While there are some progresses in other cases of acquired land (Sampur, Valikamam, etc) large number of people are still remain displaced and new threats of displacements are also emerging.

This forum will bring communities of Paanama, Sampur, Kalpitiya, Mullikulam, Valikamam North, Irudeniyaya, Monaragala and people who will be affected by Port City project to force the Government in implementing its promises of giving the land back to their owners. During the Forum communities will reveal their current situation. PARL will also hand over its proposals for constitution in ensuring people’s right to their land to the constitutional reforms committee. The Assembly will follow with a protest march.

On 11th morning the Organization for the Protection of Panampatthuwa (community organization in Paanama) will lodge a complaint to the Human Right Commission about the delay in implementing the cabinet decision.
Below are some more details of the event

Theme:                OUR LAND IS OUR LIFE – Delivering promises is a responsibility of good governance – Give us our land back
                                People’s Forum for Land Rights

Date and Time:                 11th February 2016 from 10.30 to 12.30 (Forum) and rally will start at 02.00 pm

Venue:                 Ceylon Mercantile Industrial & General Workers Union (CMU) Auditorium – No 3, 22nd Lane, Colombo 03

Objectives:         1. Reveal the current situation of land grabbing cases
                                2. Present the proposals for the constitution reforms
                                3. Handing over policy recommendations for the policy makers and authorities

Participation:     Around 500 people from Sampur, Kalpitiya, Paanama, Mullikulam, Valikamam North, Port City, Irudeniyaya, Monaragala, Plantation land, civil
                                society representatives, foreign delegates and embassies

Invitees:              Constitution Council,  Resettlement Authority, Resettlement Ministry / Minister, Land Ministry, Minister of National Dialogue, MPs
(Jayampathi Wicramarathne, Buddika Pathirana, Eran Wickramarathne etc), JVP, TNA, Presidential Task Force on Reconciliation,  Plantation Ministry

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