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 - April 2016

  • 4th April 2016 - A National Consultation workshop on the situation of the plantation community in Sri Lanka will be held at SEDEC with the participation of all stakeholders in this sector.

Last Updated (Thursday, 31 March 2016 23:26)


Workshops on Core Humanitarian Standards

Mr. Mathew Carter, Humanitarian Director of CAFOD – UK and Chairman, Humanitarian Committee of Caritas International facilitated two Workshops on “Core Humanitarian Standards on Quality and Accountability (CHS)” for members of the Caritas Sri Lanka network during his recent visit to the country on 2nd and 3rd March 2016.

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Training on disaster preparedness for crop cultivation

Under the Caritas Norway/NORAD funded project on "Substantiation of Community Institutions for Sustainable Agriculture to Ensure Food Security", three training workshops were conducted to raise awareness on cultivation techniques that are appropriate as a preparation for drought and flood situations.

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Training on Human Dignity

A group of 53 Diocesan Coordinators and Volunteers engaged in the Caritas Healing and Reconciliation Programme in all the Dioceses participated in a Training-of-Trainers (TOT) Workshop on “Respect for Human Dignity” held on 11th March in the SEDEC Auditorium. The trainees are expected to share their knowledge with 40 Village Peace Committees in order to bring about attitudinal changes for ethnic and religious harmony.

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Promoting Safe Migration

His Excellency Heinz Walker Nederkoon, Ambassador for Switzerland in Sri Lanka was the Chief Guest at an event held in SEDEC on 10th February 2016 to mark 'A Decade of Journey of Caritas Sri Lanka with Domestic Migrant Workers'.

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Panel Discussion on new Constitution for Sri Lanka

Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne MP and Mr. Rohan Edirisinha, formerly Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Colombo were the resource persons at a Panel Discussion held on 5th February at the SEDEC Auditorium.

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