The district organizer of the Consortium of the Humanitarian Agencies (CHA), which is operated by a Colombo-based ‘good governance’ and ‘development’ outfit, Centre for Humanitarian Affairs (Gurantee) Ltd., is also the chairman of the so-called Civil Society Federation, which is the district-level arm of the SL State-owned NGO Secretariat. The same personality is also overseeing the activities of the Community Protection Network (CPN) in the district.
The pattern exposes how funded outfits also collaborate with the SL State agenda of genocidal Sri Lanka at district-level, the sources further told TamilNet.
The SIS operating under direct instructions from the SL Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe is also controlling the NGO Secretariat of Mano Ganesan’s ministry to control the organisations in the North-East.
The SIS was formerly known as the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB).
The corporate outfit of CHA claims “good governance, civic liberties and sustainable development” as its focus area.
If the local CBOs, civil organisations and NGOs are to continue operating in the district, they need to have a registered permission with the SL Ministry through the NGO Secretariat. The ‘privilege’ of registration would be revoked if the organisations failed to obtain project-by-project permission from the District Secretary, the organisations have been told.
The underlying motive seems to be political manipulation of masses through controlling the organisations at district-level, political observers in Batticaloa said adding that funding and privileges are being deployed to compromise the freedom of organisations that has already been threatened by surveillance of the occupying Sinhala military and Police.