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National Reconciliation Camp

DSC_0102A National Reconciliation Camp was organized by Caritas Sri Lanka in collaboration with Caritas SED-Galle under the Healing and Reconciliation Project funded by Caritas Australia/MISEREOR from the 2nd to 4th August 2017, at the Halpathota Theological Center.

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Training on 3R+ Takakura Compost Methodology

IMG_0309Caritas Sri Lanka conducted a training and awareness programme on Solid Waste Management recently using the concept of 3R Plus Takakura composting method. The two-hour training session was held at the St. Anthony’s Nursery, Borella  at which 2 religious nuns, 20 nursery teachers and 3 support staff attached to the institution participated.

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Capacity Building Workshop under the Safe Migration Project

Jaffna.JPG (3)Capacity Building Workshop under the Safe Migration Project Caritas Sri Lanka organized two regional workshops recently under the Safe Migration Project in Kurunegala and Jaffna on 25th and 27th of July 2017. The main objective of the training workshop was to enhance and create awareness among the government officers

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Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee of Rev.Fr. Mahendra Gunatilleke

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The Staff of Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC  celebrated  Holy Mass  on July 25, 2017 in praising  theLord  on the occasion of the 25th  Priestly Ordination Anniversary of Rev.Fr. Mahendra Gunatilleke, the National Director of Caritas Sri Lanka. Rev. Fr. Camillus Fernando & Rev. Fr. Desmond Perera who also celebrate this milestone in their Priestly vocations

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Caritas Sri Lanka assists Flood & Landslide Victims of Aranayake to rebuild their Houses

20170712_113524Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC in coordination with Caritas Ratnapura - Sethmini will build 16 houses for the families affected by the 2016 flood and landslide in the Aranayake Divisional Secretariat Division, in the Kegalle district.These families were compelled to relocate from their original homes in 2016 due to the threat of landslides and floods and have been living in temporary shelter in the Dooldeniya village within the Aranayake DS Division.

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Training on Solid Waste Management

Caritas Sri Lanka organized a training session on solid waste management systems recently, with the objective of creating awareness among its staff of the importance of managing waste through waste separation and composting with the home produced bio-degradable waste.

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Religious Harmony for Peace and Prosperity

Caritas Sri Lanka organized a religious symposium in Jaffna recently with the objective of creating opportunities for peace and harmony between different religious groups in the country. Several religious leaders representing Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic and Christian faiths, Diocesan level peace activists, government officers, Sri Lanka Army Officials Diocesan and Caritas National Centre Staff participated in the 2-day programme, held at Thalsevana Hotel in Kakesanthurai, Jaffna.

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Local Corporates McLarens & Lalan Fabrics co-partner with Caritas Sri Lanka in Post-Conflict Housing

Two of Sri Lanka’s well known Corporates, McLarens Holdings and Lalan Fabrics (Pvt) Ltd., joined hands with Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC, in contributing towards post-conflict housing in Neelankerny, Muttur Trincomalee.

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Caritas Development Institute (CDI) of Caritas Bangladesh visit SEDEC

A seven member team from the Caritas Development Centre (CDI) of Caritas Bangladesh visited Sri Lanka from 11th to 16th June 2017 for an exposure visit. The team comprised of Mr. Theophil Nokrek, Director (CDI), Mr. Joseph Rozairo, Coordinator Training, Mr. Golam Maainuddin, Coordinator Research, 3 Senior Faculty Members Ms. Khurshidha Akhtar Jahan, Mr. M. D. Shafiqul Islam, Ms. Sukti  Kona  Sangma and Mr. Mohammed Mamunur Rashid , Senior Manager from Caritas Bangladesh National Centre. The exposure visit provided an opportunity for the visitors as well as the host, Caritas Sri Lanka to share the best practices and to learn from each other.

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Final Advocacy Programme under Safe Labour Migration

The third and final capacity building, training programme organized by the Migration Unit of Caritas Sri Lanka was held recently for the Diocesan Staff along with other stakeholders in the Safe Labour Migration Programme. The sole objective of the training was to enhance the knowledge of project staff of the 13 Diocesan Centres, civil society members, community leaders and local government authorizes who work for the betterment and welfare of the migrant workers and their families. To achieve this, three separate programmes had been designed and of which the final one was held on 29th and 30th of June 2017 at the SEDEC Auditorium.

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