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World Migrants’ Day Holy Mass

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

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

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,

Motivational Programme for Aquinas Staff

Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC conducted a motivational programme for the staff of the Aquinas college of Higher Studies last week, on 5th January 2018 at the SEDEC Auditorium, in Colombo. A group of 74 lecturers took part in a half a day session which saw fruitful discussion and interactions. The team of well experienced senior staff, comprised

Annual Christmas Get-Together 2017

Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC held the Annual staff Christmas get-together yesterday on 21st of December 2017 at the SEDEC premises. All the staff and their family members participated in the event. Rev.Fr. Mehendra Gunatilleke, National Director of Caritas Sri Lanka- SEDEC presided over the event and celebrated the Holy Mass. The event was filled with many

Educational Support Programme for Vulnerable Children

Caritas Jaffna-HUDEC organized a felicitation ceremony for the students who have excelled in the grade 5 scholarship examination 2017, on 15th of November 2017. Under the Caritas Korea funded project titled ‘Supporting Primary Education for Poor & Vulnerable Children’, HUDEC sponsored 202 poor students from the 12 schools in the Jaffna District. Out of sponsored

World Food Day Commemoration in Kurunegala

For the 3rd consecutive year, Caritas Kurunegala – Janasetha organized an event to commemorate this year’s World Food Day. Under the flagship programme on sustainable agriculture, titled “Substantiation of Community Institutions for Sustainable Agriculture to Ensure Food Security”, a commemoration event was held on 30th October 2017. A group of about 200 project beneficiaries participated

Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC Proclaims Golden Jubilee

Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC officially launched its Golden Jubilee Year today, 7th of November 2017 at the SEDEC National Centre premises. The organization that serves as the social arm of the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka will commemorate half a century of service to the poor, marginalized and vulnerable during the next 12 months. Plans are