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Sri Lanka’s indigenous people being driven out

Image: Veddha Chief, Uru Warige Wannila Aththo speaking at the public meeting.I Destruction of the environment in the name of development has been a persistent...

Protests against land grabing in the guise of archaeology in N&E of Sri Lanka

Image courtesy of HRW. In recent times more protests have been reported in the Tamil dominated areas of Sri Lanka against land grabbing attempts by...

Muhudu Maha Viharaya & Misuse of land acquisition laws and the military

PARL Statement on recent developments in Pottuvil Muhudu Maha Viharaya: Misuse of land acquisition laws and the military. The People’s Alliance for Right to Land...

Sri Lankan civil society groups setup a commission to develop a framework for a national land policy

Image: Many families working in the tea plantation sector do not own any land. ( Image from Kasun Pussawela FB) Sri Lankan civil society groups...

Sri Lanka: Keppapulavu- Land Struggle Reaches Boiling Point after 700 days of protest – Ruki Fernando

“We want to sleep, cook, eat in our own house and farm our own land” 700 days is a long time for a day and...

Mullikulam people’s struggle continues Navy says will not quit

Mullikulam, bordering Mannar-Puttalam, adjoining the thickets of Wilpattu, was once a vibrant village with a school, post office, multipurpose cooperative outlet, agricultural lands and...

Iranaitheevu, Sri Lanka; a year of continuous protests to regain Navy-occupied land

After the election of the new government in 2015, the people of Iranaitheevu, forcibly displaced since 1992, finally thought they would be able to...

Release occupied land in Kepapilavu & resettle the villagers in their traditional places

Image: School students'held a  solidarity protest for ongoing struggle of Keppapilavu residents on 20th  Feb 2017. ( @Shalin) Praja Abhilasha (Joining Hands Network) with its 22...

Jaffna Security Forces release 54 more acres in Myladi; 187 families to return to their lands

Image: Owners of the land waking towards their land after 27 years. (SLArmy) Responding positively to the concerns of the public, Members of Parliament (MPs)...

Sri Lanka:: Can the lands of the southern civilian’s be held by the armed forces? Will it be tolerated?

R.Sampanthan. Image:  Keppapulavu families continue protest for get back their land. photos @shalin. Thanking  the people from outside the Northern Province, the Sinhalese people and the...

Honour the promises! No justification for not returning the Lands to the Civilians – Samapanthan

Image: Women led peaceful agitations calling for releasing their land has intensified in recent times. (photo @garrikaalan) Sending a open letter to the president Sirisena,...

Sri Lanka: Calling for justice for displaced farmers and Fisher folk of Pulakkudiyiruppu

Farmer and fisher families of Pulakkudiyiruppu continue their struggle for 10th day Image @garikkalan Farmer and fisher families of Pulakkudiyiruppu have commenced a public protest...
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