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.

Caritas Sri Lanka Calls for Applications for a Gender Consultancy

Applications expected from the competent individuals/organizations highly proficient in Sinhala and Tamil Languages to undertake an assignment for a period of 8 months (May – December 2014) under the Water Resources Management and Women's Empowerment Programme being implemented in selected areas of the Catholic Dioceses of Anuradhapura, Jaffna, Kandy, Kurunegala and Mannar, covering the Administrative Districts of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa Jaffna, Kandy, Matale, Nuwara Eliya, Kurunegala, Mannar and Vavuniya.


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International Women’s Day 2014

The female staff of Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC joined the inmates of Methsevana Detention Centre in Gangodawila, Nugegoda on 11th March 2014 at an event to mark International Women’s Day.

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Death Notice of Fr. Sugath Jayamaha

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Statement Issued by the Catholic National Commission for Justice Peace and Human Development on the Arbitrary arrest of Catholic Priest and a layman

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National reconciliation – the need of the hour

Prof. Savithri Goonesekera, Prof. Kumar David and Dr Dayan Jayatillake who were the resource persons at a panel discussion arranged by Caritas Sri Lanka at the SEDEC auditorium on 25th February came out strongly on the urgent need for national reconciliation in Sri Lanka.

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As Lent draws near, I would like to offer some helpful thoughts on our path of conversion as individuals and as a community. These insights are inspired by the words of Saint Paul: “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich” (2 Cor 8:9). The Apostle was writing to the Christians of Corinth to encourage them to be generous in helping the faithful in Jerusalem who were in need. What do these words of Saint Paul mean for us Christians today? What does this invitation to poverty, a life of evangelical poverty, mean to us today?

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Workshop on Farmer Field Schools Methodology

Under the project for “Substantiation of Community Institutions for Sustainable Agriculture to Ensure Food Security”, a two- day workshop was held on Farmer Field Schools (FFS) Methodology for a group of nearly 30 participants including Diocesan and National Centre staff and volunteers, as well as selected farmers.  The Dioceses of Batticaloa, Kurunegala and Anuradhapura participated in this program held 30th and 31st January 2014 at Rathnasiri  Wickramanayake National Training Centre in Hantane, Kandy.

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