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
Responding to the cry of the planet is an urgent call for action. Caritas Sri Lanka collaborated with The British Council Sri Lanka, to conduct workshops in the Diocese of Chilaw focusing on Climate Action using Active Citizens methodology. The workshops were conducted in two batches from 1st March to 6th March 2021 and from...
Sethmini Caritas Ratnapura have been implementing a number of development programmes for the betterment of the plantation community in the Sabaragamuwa Province. Estate workers in this region suffer due to poverty, daily wage system, line rooms, lack of access to safe water, low level of education, poor access to health, transport facilities and language barriers...
Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC is implementing this program by aiming to safeguard food security for subsistence farmer households in urban & rural poor and marginalized communities inclusive of war widows, women, youth, school children, pre-school children and their mothers by switching over to sustainable agricultural practices and to protect them from malnourishment by 2022. The program...
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