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programme held in HotelMonty on November 15, 2011.Tis event was coordinatedby NAFSO, Pottuvil and theFoundation o Rural EconomicDevelopment – Panama.
Te language awarenessprogramme held in Cope InHotel on December 8, 2011 wasattended by about 30 publicocials. It was organized by the NAFSO district oce.
Te awareness programmeheld in the auditoriumo the Sarvodaya DistrictOrganisation was attended by 55 public ocials. Tis eventwas coordinated by EasternUnited Women’s Organizationand Sarvodaya ShramadanaSangamaya.
An awareness programmein Vavunia was held onNovember 29, 2011 and 40public ocials attended theevent which was organized by Rural Development Foundation– Vavunia.
On November 30, 2011the team held an awarenessprogramme in the auditoriumo the Government Agent’soce. 29 public ocialsattended the event which wasorganized by People HelpFoundation- Mannar.Te resource persons atthese occasions were Mr. S.G.Punchihewa, Pro. Saideen,Mr. Lionel Guruge and Mr. S.Sivagurunathan.
A series o workshops toprovide language awarenessto journalists were alsoheld successully. Teseworkshops targeting theprovincial journalists romthe districts o Ampara,Batticaloa, rincomalee,Mannar and Vavunia wereorganized by a collectiveo provincial civil society organizations. Among themare Eastern United Women’sOrganization, NationalFisheries Solidarity Movement(NAFSO) district oces o Pottuvil and Batticaloa, PeopleHelp Foundation- Mannar,Rural Development Foundation– Vavunia, Foundation o Rural Economic Development– Panama and SarvodayaShramadana Sangamaya.Tese events were held onOctober 27, 28 and 29, 2011.
Community Hall onDecember 12, 2011 rom9.00am to 12.00 noon,organized by People HelpFoundation- Mannar.
rom 3.00pm to 5.00pm,the meeting o members o amil language societies inVavunia District was heldin the auditorium o RuralDevelopment Foundation.14 members participatedat the meeting whichwas organized by RuralDevelopment Foundation.
members o languagesocieties in VavuniaDistrict was held in the
Towards languagerights… notes of astruggle
‘Tus, a network o strong civil society organisations activatedto create a new interestregarding languagerights’
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n the recent past many indications o a newconcern on language rightswere reported rom variousloctations o the country.Behind this new revivalis a collective o civil society organizations spread all overthe country.Centre o Policy Alternatives, Eastern UnitedWomen’s Organization,Movement or the Deense o Democratic Rights, NationalFisheries Solidarity Movement(NAFSO), People HelpFoundation- Mannar, RuralDevelopment Foundation– Vavunia, Foundation o Rural Economic Development– Panama and SarvodayaShramadana Sangamaya -rincomalee are the activeorganizations o this CivilSociety Network.Tis network was able toset up nearly 150 languagessocieties Island wide andorganize over 600 awarenessprogrammes on languagerights.Among them were many awareness programmes or journalists, public ocersas well as members o thelanguage societies.
Public Ocials are givenawareness
About 35 public ocialsattended the awarenss