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.
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...
A Capacity Building Training programme titled “Child abuse, Child Trafficking and the Law” held on 19th October 2014 at Caritas Sri Lanka auditorium was attended by 93 Prison officials from various parts of Sri Lanka. The Resource Persons at this session were Mr. S. Thurairajah Deputy Solicitor General and Ms. Lanka Rajini, Assistant Superintendent of Police attached to the Women and Children’s Bureau.
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)
A four-member delegation of Caritas Korea officials visited Sri Lanka from 01st to 09th October in order to review the projects and programs supported by them. They held discussions with the National Director of Caritas Sri Lanka, Rev Fr George Sigamoney and undertook exposure visits to Jaffna, Vanni, Trincomalee and Colombo Diocesan Centres where they met the respective Diocesan Directors...
Ms. Regina Wenk, Technical Consultant of Caritas Swiss visited Sri Lanka from 9th to 16th September 2014 in order to assess the current progress of housing, livelihood and community grant projects supported by this Partner in Vanni, Trincomalee and Batticaloa regions.