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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.

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Latest happenings from Caritas network around the country

Harmony Unveiled: Nurturing Tomorrow’s Peacemakers- A Youth Workshop on Peace-Building and Gender Equality

Caritas Sri Lanka 22nd November

In a world hungry for change and eager for progress, Caritas Sri Lanka, fueled by the generous support of AGIAMONDO, organized a transformative youth workshop on peace-building and gender equality on November 16th and 17th, 2023 at the Caritas Chilaw Centre. Caritas Sri Lanka welcomed 9 Diocesan Centres (DCs) to participate, marking a pivotal moment...

Bridging Hearts and Cultures: Jaffna DC Youth’s Heartwarming Visit to Chilaw DC

Caritas Sri Lanka 07th November

In a world often overshadowed by discord and division, a heartening tale of unity and understanding emerged as a group of vibrant youth of the Jaffna Peninsula embarked on a life-altering journey to Caritas Chilaw under the ongoing”Peace Building Project” funded by MISEREOR Germany. This soul-stirring exposure visit to Chilaw took place from November 3rd...

“Empowering Education: Shanjika Kandeepan’s Inspiring Journey with EHED Caritas”

Caritas Sri Lanka 07th November

“My name is Shanjika Kandeepan, and I live in the village called Selvanayagapuram. My life took a challenging turn when my father was abducted in 2008, leaving my twin sister and me under the care of our widowed grandmother, Mrs Maheswary Murugaiya. However, our situation shifted in 2019 when EHED Caritas, Trincomalee, stepped in to...

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