Social & Economic Development Centre

God's love for all

Welcome to CARITAS Sri Lanka - SEDEC

Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC is the social arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka and is affiliated to Caritas Internationalis, a confederation of 162 Catholic relief, development, and social service organizations present in 200 countries and territories.

Our national centre is located in the Archdiocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city. Our vision is radiated to the far corners of the island through 12 Diocesan Centres. Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC is also the national secretariat of the National Catholic Commission for Justice Peace and Human Development.

Latest News

Latest happenings from Caritas network around the country

‘’I am thankful and happy that I am helped till this day.’’

Caritas Sri Lanka 14th November

My name is Preethini Roshika Perera. I am 27 years old, a third year undergraduate at the Univerisity of Kelaniya. I am from Yaya 2, Rajanganaya in the North Central Province. We come from a very poor family and my father is a labourer and mother is a house-wife. I have one sister who is...

Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC Proclaims Golden Jubilee

Caritas Sri Lanka 07th November

Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC officially launched its Golden Jubilee Year today, 7th of November 2017 at the SEDEC National Centre premises. The organization that serves as the social arm of the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka will commemorate half a century of service to the poor, marginalized and vulnerable during the next 12 months. Plans are...

Caritas Builds Houses in Trincomalee

Caritas Sri Lanka 06th November

Caritas Sri Lanka handed over 44 newly built houses to the families in Neelakerny Village on 23rd October 2017 with the funding support of Caritas Swiss. Neelakerny, a village in Muthur Divisional Secretariat was hit by two calamities over the past decade. In 2004 the Tsunami hit this area, and thereafter in 2006 when conflict...

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