Journey through landless people.... Let's voice out for voiceless people who displaced by war,Natural disaster , Mass development activities and Human & Elephant Co-Existence issue and Plantation workers of Sri Lanka
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PARL Regional Committee Meeting held at Co-op City Hall in Batticaloa

Written By Joining Hands Network on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 1:04 AM

The People's Alliance for Right to Land (PARL) regional Committee meeting was held in Batticaloa on 15th Sep 2019.. Civil Society organization and Community leaders from Ampara District, Batticaloa District and Trincomalee District took part in the meeting. Praja Abhilasha (PA) and NAFSO has organized the PARL Meeting in Batticaloa through the partner organization( Batticaloa District Fisheries Organization) of PA & NAFSO with the Support of Law and Society Trust(LST). Specially discussed about the land occupation by the military and government institutions. The participants have decided to take few initial steps to face this issues. as a first step these all three district people come together and formed a strong movement in their region and it will be further strengthened in the coming months.

Workshop on State Land laws and Revised National Physical Plan of Sri Lanka conducted by Praja Abhilasha

Written By Joining Hands Network on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 11:18 PM

on 28th-29th May 2019- A workshop held at Ecumenical Institute for Study and Dialogue(EISD)  regarding the State Land laws and Revised National Physical Plan of Sri Lanka  and the workshop was organized by Praja Abhilasha Network .. Participants took part in the workshop from across the country. Mr.Jagath Liyanarachchi (Senior Lawyer )  facilitated the workshop as Prime Resource person. Moreover Mr, Herman Kumara (Convener of Nattional Fisheries Solidarity) and Mr.Priyankara Costa were the Facilitators of the workshop. Tamils/Sinhalees/Muslims participated in the workshop and discussed about the present situation of the country and took decisions to overcome from them.. at the same time discussed to strengthen the land struggles which are weakened . So the Praja Abhilasha Network will continuously support the people who engage in land struggle in order to reclaim their land rights back.

24.10.2018- Join the protest in Colombo on Salary increment for plantation workers

Written By Joining Hands Network on Monday, October 22, 2018 | 3:51 AM

The Plantation community suffer for their livelihood and land rights for many decades......but still it is an unresolved issue.. now the workers demands for the least salary RS.1000( less than 6 US Dollars) Per Day but the companies are denying to pay even this amount for this small amount for the workers who were the back borne of the country for many decades.. So the youths decide to voice out for this Plantation communities .. Therefore youth and likeminded people are coming to challenge the politicians and companies at Galle face in Colombo on 24th Oct 2018 at 10.00am.. Let us join with the people to uplift their life....

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.

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.

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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