Thursday, September 24, 2009

Profile: MONLAR

MONLAR – Sri Lanka
Speaker: Sarath Fernando

The Movement for National Land and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR) is based in Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka. Borne out of the socio-political and economic crisis that emerged in Sri Lanka in the late 1980s, the movement began in 1990 as a network of farmer organizations, NGOs and people’s organizations. It promotes a vision of alternative sustainable development, including emphasizing the key role of women in agriculture and alternatives to “free market” export-oriented growth models. MONLAR works as a network, collaborating with organizations at the regional, national and international level. Issues of concern include: livelihood protection, the environment, food security, poverty and discrimination.

Speaker Sarath Fernando is the Co-Secretary of MONLAR. More information can be found at:

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