» 07/24/2009, 00.00
Melani Manel Perera
Sri Lanka, fishermen win the war: invasive techniques banned
The Supreme Court declares fishing with dynamite and various types of nets outlawed. Success for fishermen and activists who have defended their rights, against the multinationals of the fisheries sector. It will also allow for better management of resources and marine life.
12/12/2009 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka: Negombo fishermen protesting against government and police
On the Day for the Defence of Human Rights 500 members of the National Fisheries Solidarity Movement and other associations in the fisheries sector have demonstrated against illegal fishing and the inaction of government and police. For them Colombo’s policies encourages the logic of profit and the development of tourism at the expense of small fishermen.
05/04/2011 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka: Textile industry profits on the back of exploited and underpaid women
women still don’t earn enough to support their families. In 2010 recorded profits of over € 2.5 billion, but 42% is the result of the low cost of labour.
08/11/2014 SRI LANKA
Mudslide in Sri Lanka, the State "knew, but did not warn the people"
Rev. Marimuttu Sathivel, an Anglican priest and member of the Christian Solidarity Movement (CSM) claims authorities were warned of possible disaster in which hundreds of people died, buried alive in their homes. But no one ordered to evacuate the area.
23/11/2009 SRI LANKA
Small-scale fishermen call on government to stop trampling their rights and the environment
On World Fisheries Day, the National Fisheries Solidarity Movement accuses the government of protecting big fishing companies at the expense of small-scale fishermen and fish stock. The group appeals to President Rajapaksa.
30/11/2016 16:49:00 SRI LANKA
Sri Lankan fishermen's movement celebrates 20 years of activities (Photos)
The anniversary was celebrated to coincide with World Fisheries Day. The first step towards the National Fisheries Solidarity Movement took place in 1993. Formally, the association was established in 1997, with people from all religious backgrounds. It advocates human rights, sustainable development, and the protection of the environment, land and resources.
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