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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

Empowering Youth Through Media and Digital Literacy

Caritas Sri Lanka 22nd May

In a world where information floods our screens with just a click, navigating through the vast sea of content can be dangerous. Recognizing the crucial need to equip today’s youth with the tools to discern truth from fiction in the digital landscape, a Media and Digital Literacy Training Program was recently held on the 27th...

“Diplomacy and Religion: Strengthening the Social Fabric in Jaffna” Norwegian Ambassador Visit to Caritas Jaffna

Caritas Sri Lanka 22nd May

On the 6th of May 2024, The Ambassador Her Excellency Mrs. May-Elin Stener, representing Norway as the Ambassador to India and Sri Lanka, paid a significant visit to Caritas Jaffna. Accompanied by Mr. Johan Thomas Bjerkem, Second Secretary at the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Her Excellency Ambassador Mrs. Stener engaged in a constructive dialogue with Rt....

Beyond Aid: Caritas Valvuthayam’s Information Center Driving Community Empowerment

Caritas Sri Lanka 22nd May

Caritas Sri Lanka network started to implement a five-year project titled “Improving Rural Livelihood, Enhancing Food Security, Building Climate Resilience in Sri Lanka” with the support of Caritas Norway/NORAD from January 2023 to December 2027 by aiming to promote sustainable agriculture to ensure food security for poor and marginalized people through create food access, availability,...

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