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.
Under the Project to Promote Healing and Reconciliation, implemented with funding support from Caritas Australia and Misereor - Germany, Caritas Sri Lanka facilitated two recent workshops on the Report and Recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission which was appointed by the Government in 2010 following the end of the military conflict in the North in 2009.
A group of 35 persons consisting of Field Officers of the Caritas Norway funded Food Security Project, Diocesan Directors, lead farmers and volunteers from Kurunegala, Anuradhapura and Batticaloa Dioceses participated in a two- day training program on bee- keeping held on 2nd and 3rd June 2016 at the Bee Development Unit in Bindunuwewa, Bandarawela. Also present were selected Agricultural Instructors from the Department of Agriculture.
"Utilize natural resources to enjoy a healthy and happy life" was the theme of an agricultural exhibition arranged by Caritas Mannar Valvuthayam in collaboration with Mn/Adampan MMV on 25th and 26th May 2016. The event was held in the school premises under the patronage of Rt Rev Dr Kingsley Swampillai, Apostolic Administrator of Mannar Diocese...
A Sales Centre established by Caritas HUDEC Vanni in collaboration with the Women Rural Development Societies (WRDS) of Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu Districts was declared open on 12th April 2016 by Rev. Fr. George Sigamoney, National Director of Caritas Sri Lanka.
In the aftermath of the unprecedented flood and landslide situation that arose in several parts of the country in the past week, Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC has rushed much-needed humanitarian aid to the Dioceses of Kandy, Kurunegala, Chilaw, Anuradhapura, Colombo, Mannar, Trincomalee, Ratnapura and Jaffna / Vanni. Relief programs to provide essential food and non-food items to thousands of affected communities mostly living in safe locations set up in several locations including in parishes in the respective dioceses commenced over the weekend and are on-going.
Upcoming Events - June 2016
- 2nd & 3rd June - Workshop on Bee Keeping for Field Officers, Volunteers and Lead Farmers of the Food Security Project in the Dioceses of Kurunegala, Batticaloa and Anuradhapura.
Venue : Bee Development Unit of Dept. of Agriculture in Bindunuwewa, Bandarawela
Last Updated (Tuesday, 10 May 2016 11:50)
Several religious leaders representing the Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic faiths participated in a Dialogue on Religious Amity held in SEDEC Auditorium on 17th March 2016. This was a follow – up of a series of small group discussions held separately with different faith leaders who had expressed the view that they would like Caritas to provide a platform for working together.