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Panama Lands Are belongs to community - court case back fired on Police

Written By Joining Hands Network on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | 1:13 PM

Police had been filed a court case against Panama people stating that they have been illegally entered in to SL Air Force properties on 27th of March 2016. Panama land grab victims had been entered to their land properties which grabbed by the previous government on 2010 and releasing decision had issued by present cabinet of " Yaha Palana" (good governance) government on 2015 Feb 11th. After 30 hours of entering of people, local authorities of the government have entered to the occupied area and promised to release the lands befor Singhala Tamil new year on April as done in several previous occasions, after having a dialogue with protesters. Meantime, Police have filled a case against 10 of the victims in fight for their lands on charges with intrude in to Airforce properties. But actual situation is, Air Force is the real intruders (in generally Military force). Today ( 30 th March), magistrate freed Panama people from charges and stated that they have not violated any of charges made by police and thoroughly warned police not to involve in any of peacefull acts on those lands any more while advising people to act peacefully in future too. Further more magistrate ordered remove all barriers which are preventing access to those lands to the land owned people. This is a long waited victory for the people who were chased away after burning down their houses in 2010. Still struggle continues until government do the demarcations and draw plans of each land plots and then divided among original owners in fair manner.

Protest againist Port City project will be held on 04th April 2016 in Colombo

Written By Joining Hands Network on Monday, March 28, 2016 | 9:53 PM

Paanama People entered focibily into their own village Ragamvila on 27th March 2016


VNDPC meeting held at YARL Paady Hotel in Jaffna on 10th March 2016

Written By Joining Hands Network on Monday, March 14, 2016 | 11:02 PM

Valigamam North displaced people's collective (VNDPC)meeting held at YARL Paady Hotel in Jaffna. 30 people were present for the meeting. The President of the VNDPC Mr. Ratnaraja lead the discussion and few decisions were taken.Mr.Herman Kumara the President of Praja Abhilasha Network and Local coordinator Francis Raajan and The Network Member of Priyankara and Jesudasan were present for the meeting. The meeting was organized by Inbanayagam -coordinator of Rural Labour Organization

Drought in Tea Plantation areas , Workers are helpless

The management are insisting the worker to pluck 18kg for the day wages but due to the drought , the workers are unable er to pluck 18kg per day. at the same time the production also are decreasing day by day therefore the workers are unable to go to work every day. This situation has been affected the their day to day lives. The youth are moving to other district for finding employments.

Land Rights for Women- Happy women's Day

Written By Joining Hands Network on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 | 1:00 AM

Praja Abhilasha Network is emphasizing the Women's land right should be respected.At the same time, The women customary land rights also should be recognized and legalized by the Sri Lanka government soon.

Kandavalai People in Nortehrn Province are facing land issues - Says Divisional Secretary

25592 members from 80,055 families have been resettled since 2009 in 16 GN divisions of Kandavalai Divisional secretary area in Kilinochchi District. even if the people resettled, the people are facing many issues. but the major issue is Land issue.says R.Mugunthan -the Divisonal Secretary of Kandavalai in Kilinochchi district of Northern province of Sri Lanka.

Discussion held between representatives of Sri Lnaka Tourism Board and the Pasikuda fisher folks on 04th March 2016

Written By Joining Hands Network on Saturday, March 5, 2016 | 5:17 PM

Public demonstration Against Sampur Coal Power Plant on 2nd March 2016

The Sampur people protested against the Coal Power Plant which proposed to build in Sampur fertile land. the protest was commenced around 07.00am on 02nd March 2016. fisheries societies and farmer's societies and NGOs and other civil societies were join hands with the protest.

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.
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