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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

Holy Father Donates medicines to Sri Lanka

Caritas Sri Lanka 13th January

His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Brian Udaigwe, the Apostolic Nunciature and the diplomatic mission of the Holy See (Vatican) to Sri Lanka handed over the medicines to Dr. Asela Gunawardena, Director General of Health Services at the Ministry of Health today on Friday, the 13th of January 2023 with the presence of directors and officers...

Awareness session for Conference of Major Religious Superiors (CMRS) on the Plight of Plantation Community and CSL’s intervention toward Betterment of their Lives

Caritas Sri Lanka 11th January

An awareness session for the major Religious Superiors of the CMRS on the social issues of the plantation community in Sri Lanka was held Monday 28 November, 2022 at the Good shepherd Vocational Training Centre at Bolawalana in Negombo. Rev. Fr. Luke Nelson, Director of Caritas Sri Lanka- SEDEC (CSL) delivered a speech on plight of plantation community...

“A small gesture of charity in the face of Hunger” Feeding Program by Missionaries of Charity Sisters and Caritas Sri Lanka

Caritas Sri Lanka 09th January

  “There is so much indifference in the face of suffering, May we overcome indifference with concrete acts of charity” – Pope Francis  Background Sri Lanka is currently going through the worst economic crisis since its independence in 1948. Years of economic mismanagement, corruption, short-sighted policy making, and overall lack of good governance left Sri Lanka...

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