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.

National Reconciliation Camp

DSC_0102A National Reconciliation Camp was organized by Caritas Sri Lanka in collaboration with Caritas SED-Galle under the Healing and Reconciliation Project funded by Caritas Australia/MISEREOR from the 2nd to 4th August 2017, at the Halpathota Theological Center.

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Training on 3R+ Takakura Compost Methodology

IMG_0309Caritas Sri Lanka conducted a training and awareness programme on Solid Waste Management recently using the concept of 3R Plus Takakura composting method. The two-hour training session was held at the St. Anthony’s Nursery, Borella  at which 2 religious nuns, 20 nursery teachers and 3 support staff attached to the institution participated.

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Capacity Building Workshop under the Safe Migration Project

Jaffna.JPG (3)Capacity Building Workshop under the Safe Migration Project Caritas Sri Lanka organized two regional workshops recently under the Safe Migration Project in Kurunegala and Jaffna on 25th and 27th of July 2017. The main objective of the training workshop was to enhance and create awareness among the government officers

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Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee of Rev.Fr. Mahendra Gunatilleke

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The Staff of Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC  celebrated  Holy Mass  on July 25, 2017 in praising  theLord  on the occasion of the 25th  Priestly Ordination Anniversary of Rev.Fr. Mahendra Gunatilleke, the National Director of Caritas Sri Lanka. Rev. Fr. Camillus Fernando & Rev. Fr. Desmond Perera who also celebrate this milestone in their Priestly vocations

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Caritas Sri Lanka assists Flood & Landslide Victims of Aranayake to rebuild their Houses

20170712_113524Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC in coordination with Caritas Ratnapura - Sethmini will build 16 houses for the families affected by the 2016 flood and landslide in the Aranayake Divisional Secretariat Division, in the Kegalle district.These families were compelled to relocate from their original homes in 2016 due to the threat of landslides and floods and have been living in temporary shelter in the Dooldeniya village within the Aranayake DS Division.

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Training on Solid Waste Management

Caritas Sri Lanka organized a training session on solid waste management systems recently, with the objective of creating awareness among its staff of the importance of managing waste through waste separation and composting with the home produced bio-degradable waste.

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Religious Harmony for Peace and Prosperity

Caritas Sri Lanka organized a religious symposium in Jaffna recently with the objective of creating opportunities for peace and harmony between different religious groups in the country. Several religious leaders representing Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic and Christian faiths, Diocesan level peace activists, government officers, Sri Lanka Army Officials Diocesan and Caritas National Centre Staff participated in the 2-day programme, held at Thalsevana Hotel in Kakesanthurai, Jaffna.

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