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Mass Rally on seeking solution for Human and Elephand conflict issues

Written By Joining Hands Network on Thursday, September 20, 2018 | 12:01 AM

On 11th Sep 2018- Hakwatunawa Protection Organization has conducted a mass rally and march at Polpithigama demanding to sort out the existing Human and Elephant conflict. The government of Sri Lanka has supposed to withdraw from their proposed tourism plan which supposed to implement around the Hakwatunawa lake. Now has come with the new idea through the Wildlife Minister Sarath Fonseka. so people agreed the ideology and conducted the rally to implement it as soon as possible.

Protest Against land grabbing

Written By Joining Hands Network on Monday, September 3, 2018 | 12:48 AM

on 21st Aug 2018- conducted a protest and march in Colombo regarding land grabbing issues. which was organized by the collective efforts of PARL network, NAFSO and PA. people demand to release their own land and resettle them soon. also people opposed the co operate land grabbing as well.

Handbills disseminated in Colombo regarding the Land grabbing and resettlement issues

Handbills disseminated and educated the public on Land Grabbing issues and resettlement issues at the Kollupitiya (Colombo-03) areas on 21st Aug 2018

Dialogue between the Government officials and civil societies on implementation of UPR recommendations

Written By Joining Hands Network on Sunday, September 2, 2018 | 11:38 PM

23rd Aug 2018- Conducted a meeting with the government officials on implementation of the UPR recommendation at the Renuka Hotel in Colombo -03 . Officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Resettlement, officials from United Nations office in Sri Lanka were present at the event. government officials and civil societies have come for a consensus on common goals.

people protest to stop the water factory construction in Pullumalai

Written By Joining Hands Network on Thursday, July 12, 2018 | 10:34 PM

On 10th July 2018, The people from Pullumali in Baticaloa District of East Part of Sri Lanka have conducted a protest to stop the water factory construction. the protesters pointed out that the establishment of the  water factory is a threatening for the water resources of the surrounding villages. The people are depending on the ground water source for their daily routing and agriculture activities , if the water factory  takes the ground water through piling, the water resource will be affected severely, farmers cannot continue their livelihood as usual and farmers will have to withdraw from agriculture if the factory constructed.
therefore, people protested and demanded to stop the project.. Praja Abhilasha Network and National Fisheries Solidarity support together to strengthen the people struggle consistently. 

Main Activities

01. Conducting Research.
02. Pressurizing for land rights.
03. Mobilizing the landless people.
04. File court cases regarding land issues.
05. Networking the affected communities.
06. Providing Trainings for leaders.
07. Conduct workshops.

Praja Abhilasha Network

Francis Raajan

Francis Raajan
National Coordinator of Praja Abhilasha Network

Partner Organizations of Praja Abhilasha Network

  • 01.National Fisheries Solidarity Movement
  • 02.Rural Womens' Front
  • 03.Tricomalee District Fisheries Solidarity
  • 04.Kaluthara District Fisheries Solidarity
  • 05.Savisthri Womens' Organization
  • 06.Praja Association
  • 07.Paanama Pattu Protection Organization
  • 08.Praja Shakthi Development Foundation
  • 09.Praja Vimukthi Foundation
  • 10.Ruhunu Fisheries Organization (Ruhunu Diriya)
  • 11.District Fisheries Solidarity (DIFSO)
  • 12.Southern Fisheries Organization- Galle
  • 13.United Federation of Labour
  • 14.Ecumenical Institute for Study & Dialogue (EISD)
  • 15.Sri Vimukthi Women’s Organization
  • 16.United Negombo Lagoon Fisher People’s organization.
  • 17.Puttalam District Fisheries Solidarity
  • 18.Southern Fisheries Organization-Matara
  • 19.Miridiya Fisheries Organization
  • 20.Muslim Women Research Action Front
  • 21.Savisthri Womens' Organization-Monaragala
  • 22.Savisthri Womens' Organization-Matale

Steering Committee Members

  • 01.Mr.Francis Raajan [National Coordinator]
  • 02.Mr.Herman Kumara[President]
  • 03.Mr. Pathmanathan[Vice President]
  • 04.Mr. Francis Priyakara Costa[Secretary]
  • 05.Ms.K Subashini[Treasurer]
  • 06.Mr.Ishaiden
  • 07.Mr. Channa Silva
  • 08.Mrs.K.P.Somalatha
  • 09.Mr.Shashikaran
  • 10.Mrs.Devapriya
  • 11.Mr.Anthony
  • 12.Mr.Vasikaran
  • 13.Mr.Inbanayagam
  • 14..Mr .Benedict Croos
  • 15.Mr.Sahan Isanka
  • 16.Mr.Sanjeewa Sampath Jayawardana
  • 17.Mr. Manoj Silva
  • 18.Mr.Mohammed Raheem
  • 19.Mr.J.Hema Munipura
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