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  • Remembering the Tea Plantation workers contribution towards 150 years of Ceylon Tea Exhibition and Conference
    6th and 7th of October 2017 @ SIDA Center, Hatton Institute of Social Development in collaboration with Plantation Sector Social Forum.Read more
  • Introductory Workshop for Truth & Reconciliation Forum

    Truth and Reconciliation Forum (TRF); a newly formed coalition of CSOs to execute its role as an advocacy and monitoring body to take the mandate of the transitional justice process initiated by the government held an introductory workshop in Colombo on 20th November, 2016. Read more
  • Handing over the delimitation study to hon. minister Mano Ganesan on 29th January 2016 at the ministry of National Co-Existence Dialogue & Official Language. Read more
  • Orientation Discussions on Promoting Women Candidates for the Local Government Elections

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  • ISD Host 2016 Asian Sites of Conscience Regional Workshop....

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  • ISD has always considered youth as a crucial group to work with and continue to conduct various programs to raise awareness on different thematic areas. Series of Gender & Youth workshops were held in the month of June in Nuwara Eliya.........Read more
  • Transitional Justice

    From Memory to Action.......
  • Global Initiative for Justice, Truth +Reconciliation

    Institute of Social Development in collaboration with International Coalition for Sites of Conscience conducted series of island wide workshops.......Read more
  • UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues Ms. Rita Izsak Ndiaye pays a visit to Institute of Social Development (ISD) to discuss the prevailing right based issues of the Hill Country Tamil People
  • Annual General Meeting- 2016

  • Remembering the Tea Plantation workers contribution towards 150 years of Ceylon Tea Exhibition and Conference

An act to establish an authority to carry out the development activities in the plantation settlements has become a reality…

In order to fulfill a long standing demand of the civil society organizations in the plantation sector, the newly formed Ministry of Hill Country New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development submitted a proposal to the government to establish an authority to implement the National Plan of Action on development activities and to uplift social, cultural wellbeing of the plantation community in line with other government ministries.

According to the cabinet meeting held on 2016.03.30, a decision was made to set up a task force to draft the act. In order to accomplish this task, 7 high profile representatives have been nominated to the taskforce from governmental bodies namely secretary to the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs, secretary to Ministry of Ports and Shipping, secretary to Ministry of Hill country New Villages, Infrastructure and community Development, Secretary to the Ministry of Plantation Industries, Advisor to the Hon. Minister of Hill country New villages, Infrastructure and Community Development (Convener) together with each representative from private and civil society organizations. Behalf of civil society organizations, Mr. P. Muthulingam; executive director of ISD has been selected to the task force.

The purpose of forming this task force is to review the mandate of Plantation Human Development Trust (PHDT) and its institutional setup to avoid possible duplication of functions and responsibilities. The first meeting of the task force will be held under the chairmanship of Mr. M.I.M Rafeek, Secretary to the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs on 26th April 2016.