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30th May, 2024

What We Need to Know about the 'Urumaya' Programme

What We Need to Know about the 'Urumaya' Programme 1. What is being done under the Urumaya programme of the government? According to what the government says, Urumaya is the biggest...

29th Mar, 2024

Statement by the People's Alliance for Right to Land (PARL)

Statement by the People's Alliance for Right to Land (PARL) on the two Cabinet decisions made on 12th February and 04th March 2024 with regard to the lands owned by the state and state statutory in...

18th Mar, 2024

New Amendments to the Act that Provide for Auctioning of Government Forests should be Stopped Immediately

New Amendments to the Act that Provide for Auctioning of Government Forests should be Stopped Immediately Drafting of the amendment bill to amend the relevant sections of the Forest Con...

11th Mar, 2024

Basnayake Nilame of the Kataragama Devalaya illegally leases out Forest Conservation lands to businessmen

Sajeewa Chamara Land and Agriculture Reforms Movement Dishan Gunasekara, Basnayaka Nilame of the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devalaya, has illegally acquired over 150 acres of forestland that...

11th Mar, 2024

An Uva Uprising: Farmers Fight for Land and Legacy

Story & Images by Noopura Liyanage Our journey began with a seven hour drive from Colombo. As we travelled, the scenery transformed from verdant mountains to emerald plains bordering the Uva...

5th Mar, 2024

The Peaceful Protest of the Tamil Dairy Farmers of the East

The Tamil dairy farmers of Sithandi in the Eastern province, who uses Mailaththamadu area, are holding a continuous demonstration and a protest that has been running for more than 146 days. Their d...

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...