Human dignity for all
The communities we serve are empowered to enjoy greater inclusivity, freedom, rights; access to basic needs & be responsible for decisions that affect them.
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 happenings from Caritas network around the country
Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. The UN World Food Day is celebrated on the 16th of October every year. Since 2013 Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC and its network of 13 Diocesan Centres (DCs) have been working to ensure food security to poor subsistence farmers in Sri Lanka. This was done in Caritas DCs of Anuradhapura,...
Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC with support from the Rotary Club of Capital City, Colombo helped Caritas Anuradhapura to set up a Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant to provide safe drinking water to the residents of Kaluagala and Kudagama village in the Anuradhapura district. There are thousands of families in the North Central Province including Anuradhapura...
Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC with deep regret and sorrow announces the demise of its Rev. Fr. Joseph Benedict Devarajah – on 10th August 2020, in Jaffna. “ For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is...
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