About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is Empowering people through animation and being in Solidarity in their efforts for integral human development.

Our Vision

Our vision is the Realisation of a Just Sri Lankan Society based on Gospel Values of Love, Forgiveness, Peace, Unity, Equality - Lived, Promoted and Protected irrespective of race, caste and religion.

Who we are

The social arm of the Catholic Bishops' Conference in Sri Lanka

About us

Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC is an expression of the concern of the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka for justice, peace and human development. It operates on the mandate of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Sri Lanka (CBCSL) which is conferred to the Board of Management (BOM).

Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC is the National Secretariat of the Commission for Justice, Peace and Human Development of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Sri Lanka. In each Diocese, Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC has an implementing Caritas Diocesan Secretariat. These are the secretariats of the Commission for Justice, Peace & Human Development of the respective Dioceses.

Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC is independent of all political parties and ethnic groups. It draws its inspiration from the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ, His unconditional love for one another and its mission is enrooted in the social doctrine of the Catholic Church.

Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC is a Member of Caritas Internationalis, which is an International Confederation of Catholic Organizations that comes under the purview of the Holy Father, mandated by their respective Episcopal Conferences to spread solidarity, social justice and integral human development.

Our Team

The outstanding and hardworking Caritas Sri Lanka family

Rev. Fr. Mahendra Gunatilleke - National Director

Rev. Fr. Mahendra Gunatilleke

National Director

Mr. Yu Hwa Li - Senior Executive Manager

Mr. Yu Hwa Li

Senior Executive Manager

Mr. K. Theivendirarajah - Manager - Disaster Risk Management

Mr. K. Theivendirarajah

Manager - Disaster Risk Management

Mr. Vasantha Gomez - Senior Finance Manager

Mr. Vasantha Gomez

Senior Finance Manager

Mr. Quentus Anthonipillai - Manager - Social Justice & Sustainable Peace

Mr. Quentus Anthonipillai

Manager - Social Justice & Sustainable Peace

Mr. J. P. Sagayaraj       - Manager - Integral Human Development

Mr. J. P. Sagayaraj

Manager - Integral Human Development

Miss Ruvendrini H. Perera - Manager - Safe Migration

Miss Ruvendrini H. Perera

Manager - Safe Migration

Mr. Ryle Perera - Finance Consultant

Mr. Ryle Perera

Finance Consultant

Mrs. Nilani Tissera - Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant

Mrs. Nilani Tissera

Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant

Mr. K. Vareeswaran - Programme Consultant

Mr. K. Vareeswaran

Programme Consultant

Mr. Frederick Jayawardena     - Consultant Programme Officer

Mr. Frederick Jayawardena

Consultant Programme Officer

Mr. J. A. Eliyas - Administrative Officer

Mr. J. A. Eliyas

Administrative Officer

Mr. Nirmal Chaminda - Senior Accountant

Mr. Nirmal Chaminda

Senior Accountant

Rev. Sr. W. T. Thushari Fernando - Programme Officer

Rev. Sr. W. T. Thushari Fernando

Programme Officer

Mr. Priyantha Fernando - Programme Officer

Mr. Priyantha Fernando

Programme Officer

Mrs. Padmini Kirihena - Programme Officer

Mrs. Padmini Kirihena

Programme Officer

Mr. Sajith Chamira Silva - Programme Coordinator

Mr. Sajith Chamira Silva

Programme Coordinator

Mrs. Beula Fernando - Documentation Officer

Mrs. Beula Fernando

Documentation Officer

Mrs. H. D. M. Dushmanthi - Finance Officer

Mrs. H. D. M. Dushmanthi

Finance Officer

Miss. Cassandra Serpanchy - Confidential Secretary

Miss. Cassandra Serpanchy

Confidential Secretary

Mrs. Sagayamalar Joseph    - Assistant Secretary

Mrs. Sagayamalar Joseph

Assistant Secretary

Mr. Shirley Hough - Logistics Support Service Assistant

Mr. Shirley Hough

Logistics Support Service Assistant

Mr. Suranga Fernando - Audio Visual Officer

Mr. Suranga Fernando

Audio Visual Officer

Mr. Chaminda Thushara Perera - Procurement Officer

Mr. Chaminda Thushara Perera

Procurement Officer

Mr. Terrance Codipily - IT Officer

Mr. Terrance Codipily

IT Officer

Mr. K. Angelo      - Finance Officer

Mr. K. Angelo

Finance Officer

Miss Thiranka Andradi - Finance Officer

Miss Thiranka Andradi

Finance Officer

Miss Dharshika Kadirvel - Asst. Programme Officer

Miss Dharshika Kadirvel

Asst. Programme Officer

Miss Chathurani N. Hettiarachchi - Project Officer

Miss Chathurani N. Hettiarachchi

Project Officer

Miss Dilshani Nugawela - Project Officer

Miss Dilshani Nugawela

Project Officer

Miss Luxsha Sebastian Thangarajah - Project Officer

Miss Luxsha Sebastian Thangarajah

Project Officer

Mr. L. Rukesh Sanmuganathan - Accounts Officer

Mr. L. Rukesh Sanmuganathan

Accounts Officer

Mr. M. Dinesh  - Finance Officer / Cashier

Mr. M. Dinesh

Finance Officer / Cashier

Ms.Chathurika Wijesinghe - Asst. Finance Officer

Ms.Chathurika Wijesinghe

Asst. Finance Officer

Mr. Mark Macdonnell - Receptionist - Telephone Operator

Mr. Mark Macdonnell

Receptionist - Telephone Operator

Our Partners

Working together for a better tomorrow