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12th Jan, 2024

Condemnation of the Police and Special Task Force Raid on All People's Union Leader's House We, People’s Alliance for Right Land [PARL], strongly condemn the recent raid conducted by the poli

Condemnation of the Police and Special Task Force Raid on All People's Union Leader's House We, People’s Alliance for Right Land [PARL], strongly condemn the recent raid conducted by the polic...

18th Dec, 2023

A Look into the Elephant-Farmer Grievance in Minneriya

A Look into the Elephant-Farmer Grievance in Minneriya With the cultivations for the maha season commencing in all parts of the island, the grievance raised by the farmers in M...

4th Dec, 2023

The land issue related to Tissa Temple in Jaffna and land rights of the Jaffna People

The land issue related to Tissa Temple in Jaffna and land rights of the Jaffna People The relationship that exists between the land issue and the people of the Northern Province is an endles...

17th Nov, 2023

Ponnaveli Villagers Persist in 100-Day Protest against Cement Factory and Mining Project

Ponnaveli Villagers Persist in 100-Day Protest against Cement Factory and Mining Project Kilinochchi, November 10, 2023 - Villagers from Ponnaveli, Veravil, Valaippadu, Kiranchi, and Pa...

1st Nov, 2023

Whose and for whom are the environmental and conservation laws?

Whose and for whom are the environmental and conservation laws? It is not a new lesson for us to learn that the environmental conservationist practices that are followed bypassing the...

18th Sep, 2023

We are given only the coffin when we die!

We are given only the coffin when we die! This is the story of the plantation workers of Ramboda R.B. Estate, who have been on a continuous strike for more than three months....

17th Aug, 2023

Policy-Lab on ‘Integrating Equity and Reframing Urban NbS in South Asian Cities’

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13th Jul, 2023

The People's Manifesto for Sri Lanka

The People's Manifesto for Sri Lanka Below is the summary report prepared based on the discussion held with the people of different parts of the country who were actively invol...

12th Jul, 2023

Kurundi Viharaya and Thannimurippuwa land issue

Kurundi Viharaya and Thannimurippuwa land issue   There is an ongoing discussion regarding Kurundi Vihāraya and the lands of the villagers of Thannimuruppuwa near Kurundi Viharaya, and...

4th Jul, 2023

Land Day Declaration: Ensuring Land Rights for Sri Lanka’s Landless Population

“Land Day Declaration: Ensuring Land Rights for Sri Lanka’s Landless Population”   In conjunction with Land Day on 21 / 06 / 2023, the Movement for Plantation People’s Land Right...

18th Jun, 2023

Restriction of fisherman to Iranativu Island.

Image Credit Vikalpa The Iranathivu island belonging to the Grama Niladhari Division of Iranathivu within the Divisional Secretaries division of Punagari in the Kilinochchi district con...

11th Apr, 2023

PARL Statement on Brutal Assault of Land Rights Activists

PARL: Urgent Action Needed on Brutal Assault of Farmers and Land Rights Activists by Gal Oya Plantations Officials The People's Alliance for Right to Land (PARL) vehemently condemns the...

29th Mar, 2023

PARL Statement on International Day of the Landless

29th March, 2023 PARL Statement on International Day of the Landless People’s Alliance for Right to Land (PARL) as a coalition of communities, activists and civil society organizat...

28th Mar, 2023

Will 109 acres of land in Valikamam north be returned to the original residents of the land ?

Will 109 acres of land in Valikamam north be returned to the original residents of the land ? President's Media Division announced that the land in the Valikamm North area, which is occup...

1st Dec, 2022

PARL discussion with Kurundumale community

According to the information provided to us by the villagers, nearly 134 families fled their homes in Kurundumale, to other areas in Mullaitivu, due to the war. (Their village and houses were compl...

16th Oct, 2022

Ensuring the land rights of farmers, fishers and plantation workers is the best way out of this food crisis. - People’s Alliance for Right to Land

1. Situation of food crisis Sri Lanka is undergoing an economic crisis rife with food insecurity, imperiled livelihoods and dire shortages of essential items such as medicine. Severe food shorta...

13th Dec, 2021

Media Literacy Training Workshop for PARL Regional Young Activists begins today.

A three day residential workshop organized by the People's Alliance for Right to Land to promote media literacy among young activists working with our regional networks and communities starts in Co...

27th Sep, 2021

[ Infographics]People's struggle to return home: Mullikulam,Mannar - GoSL, WHERE IS THE LAND RELEASE YOU PROMISED THE PEOPLE?

Mullikulam is a coastal fishing village in South Mannar. The villagers were displaced on the 8th of September 2007 (initially displaced in 1990 and resettled in 2003), when they were evacuated by t...

17th Sep, 2021

Request for a transparent process with adequate time period to provide information on military occupation of private land in the Jaffna District [Letter by PARL Northern Regional Network]

17th September, 2021 Mr. Kanapathypillai Mahesan, Government Agent, District Secretariat, Jaffna Rgrd: Request for a more transparent process with adequate time perio...

16th Sep, 2021

[Part1 -Dispossession ] - People's Land Commission report summary

From today, a summary of the People's Land Commission Report will be published daily in as a series of articles in English, Sinhala and Tamil. This is the first article of the series.  What...