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Welcome to CARITAS Sri Lanka - SEDEC

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 13 Diocesan Centres. Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC is also the national secretariat of the National Catholic Commission for Justice Peace and Human Development.

Latest News

Latest happenings from Caritas network around the country

World Migrants’ Day Holy Mass

Caritas Sri Lanka 16th January

Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC celebrated a special Holy Mass to commemorate the 104 th World Migrant’s Day on 15 th of January 2018 under the theme, “Welcoming, Protecting, Promoting and Integrating Migrants and Refugees’’. According to the message of the Holy Father, in reference to the migrants and refugees, His Holiness asks every human...

Caritas Colombo – Seth Sarana comes to a New Home at Archbishop’s House

Caritas Sri Lanka 16th January

Caritas Colombo – Seth Sarana, the social arm of the Colombo Arch Diocese moved to a new premises in Borella yesterday, 15 th January 2018.  Previously, the Diocesan Organization was located at the Paul the VI Centre in Pettah. A large number of Priests, special invitees and staff of Seth Sarana and Caritas Sri Lanka...

Seminar on “New System of Local Government Elections and Monitoring Plans”

Caritas Sri Lanka 10th January

A seminar organized by Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC was held on the above subject, in view of the forthcoming Local Government elections today, on 08th January 2018. Mr. Rohana Hettiarachchi, the Executive Director of Peoples Action for Free and Fair Election (PAFFREL), which was formed in 1987 primarily to observe elections, presided. Civil society members, Priests,...

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