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 - December 2013
- 14th -18th December:
A 4-day capacity building programme on Safe Migration and Human Trafficking will be conducted in SEDEC for a group of 50 youth volunteers and migrant returnees. The participants will represent the Dioceses of Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Chilaw, Badulla, Batticaloa, Ratnapura and Trincomalee.
- 18th December:
An event to commemorate International Migrants Day (IMD) will be held at SEDEC under the patronage of Mr. Donglin Li, Country Director, ILO Sri Lanka Office.
Last Updated (Monday, 02 December 2013 23:43)
A group of nearly 85 participants from all Dioceses, including Diocesan Human Rights Coordinators and group leaders of Community Based Organisations attended a seminar on “Women Leadership in Social Action” held at SEDEC on 27th September 2013.
A group of 37 Staff and volunteers from the Diocesan Centres in Vanni, Mannar and Trincomalee, along with officers from Caritas National Centre participated in a 2 – day Capacity Building Training programme on Microfinance, with special focus on Revolving Loan Schemes.
Thirteen representatives of agricultural communities in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka participated in a farmer’s conference organized by Caritas Asia and hosted by Caritas Sri Lanka. The conference was held in mid-September 2013 in Polonnaruwa in collaboration with Sethsaviya Caritas Anuradhapura. It was followed by a Training Program for Program Officers engaged in Sustainable Agriculture in the above countries, along with those from Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Mongolia, China and Indonesia, totaling 13 participants.
A two -member delegation comprising Mr. Eugenio Jose da Cruz Fonseca, President of Caritas Portugal and Mr. Joao Pereira – Programme Officer visited Sri Lanka from 1st to 8th October to review the progress of projects supported by them in the Dioceses of Mannar, Jaffna and Trincomalee where 25 houses are being built and livelihood of 100 families are funded by Caritas Portugal.
Under the project on “Substantiation of Community Institutions for Sustainable Agriculture to Ensure Food Security”, a 2- day capacity building training programme on organic farming and how to establish domestic economic units was held at the Ratnasiri Wickremanayake National Training Centre in Hantane and the Horticultural Research and Development Institute (HORDI) in Gannoruwa, Peradeniya on 25th and 26th October 2013.
Mr. Christian Raggioli and Ms. Sophie Baylac of Medicins du Monde – MDM France visited Mannar and Kilinochchi from 8th to 11th October to assess the progress of the mobile medical clinics being conducted with the support of MDM.
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