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.
Upcoming Events - November 2014
- 7th November - Capacity building for Prison Officers on the subject of “Child Abuse, Child Trafficking and the Law”.
Venue – SEDEC Auditorium
- 18th November – Capacity building for Probation Officers on the subject of “Child Abuse, Child Trafficking and the Law”.
Venue – SEDEC Auditorium
Last Updated (Thursday, 23 October 2014 20:03)
When the Tsunami tragedy struck the island of Sumatra on 26th December 2004, I was manning the Apostolic Nunciature in Jakarta and the first news I received was from home here that a series of massive waves has hit the coastal areas of Sri Lanka and that my little hometown had been badly affected. Hardly did I realize that right there in the back yard of Indonesia nearly two hundred and fifty thousand people had perished in an experience of Armageddon.
His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo was the Chief Celebrant at the Concelebrated Eucharistic Service held at the commencement of the 10th year Tsunami remembrance event organized by Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC last week.
10TH YEAR TSUNAMI REMEMBRANCE
From 3rd to 5th December 2014, delegates from India, Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka, along with Caritas Partners from the International Confederation and several Church dignitaries from abroad will participate in the 10th year Tsunami Remembrance event hosted by Caritas Sri Lanka in Colombo.
The official inauguration will take place on the morning of 4th December at the BMICH Committee Room, followed by the business sessions to be held at Caritas Sri Lanka Auditorium in the afternoon and continued on the next day.
The Dioceses of Kurunegala, Anuradhapura and Batticaloa carried out a variety of activities to mark the Week of Action declared by Caritas Internationalis in connection with World Food Day.
To coincide with World Food Day and the Week of Action declared by Caritas Internationalis (CI) as part of its ONE HUMAN FAMILY, FOOD FOR ALL campaign, the Director and staff of Caritas Sri Lanka symbolically provided meals to five needy families and distributed dry rations among them. The event was preceded by a special Eucharistic Celebration presided over Rev Fr George Sigamoney...