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National meeting on Kalpitiya Tourism Issue

Written By Joining Hands Network on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 | 12:02 AM



Praja Abhilasha Network,National Fisheries Solidarity and All Ceylon Fisher Folk Trade Union conducted a National Meeting Collectively regarding Kalpitiya Toursim Issue on 06th June 2011 at National library & Documentation Service board in Colombo.

the objective of this meeting is that to gain the support of Civil Organizations,NGOs,Trade Unions,Media People and etc... in order to overcome the issue. About 100 organizations' representatives we were present for the national meeting.

Herman kumara has pointed out the problems which was formed due to this Kalpitiya Integrated Tourism project.Further ,the community people Pathmanathan,Ayub,Dinesh continued and added. there are three islands have been leased out such as Illuppanthivu,Vellai-1,Vellai-02. Now the people who are in Mugaththuwaram is facing lots of problems they are unable to carry out their livelihood as it was earlier. Land grabbing is taking place all over the islands,violation of land law,No transperancy regarding the project,

Herewith everything are decided by the President family so people are nervous to intervene.Therefore we collectively formed a Allaiance in order to fight againist this project, Here some dicissions were taken,such as: File a case regarding the Desruction of environment(destruction of mangroves)and ensuring the livelihood.

Rev.Fr.Sarath Indamalgoda, Aruna Roshantha and Geetha lakmini have modarated the meeting.
Praja Abhilasha Coordinator Francis Raajan stated that how they have involved up to now and the necessity of collective effort.
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