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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.
Latest happenings from Caritas network around the country
Where have all the flowers gone?23rd May
We are a generation in this country who have been witnessing unending uprisings, upheavals, and horror that havocked our beloved nation. We have lost thousands of our brethren in somebody else’s ideology that led to hypocrisy, tyranny and terror. Our brethren who sacrificed their lives would have never thought that their endeavors – the reform...
‘Lighting the lives of the Plantation People’- LLPP An Empowerment Program to better the lives Of the people of the Plantation Community in Sri Lanka05th May
The Plantation Community in Sri Lanka mainly consists of the Indian Origin Tamils who are presently known as the ‘Malayaga Tamils” meaning Upcountry Tamils. As per the historical evidence, the arrival of the 1st batch of Indian Origin Tamil Speaking workers happened from 1823 to 1824, thus making 2023/2024 as the 200th years of their...
A visit to perceive the impact of the FS Program – Caritas Vanni – HUDEC29th April
Caritas Sri Lanka encourages small-holder farmers to ameliorate their capacity and attentiveness to be resilient to food insecurity over a decade. Caritas Norway / NORAD-funded Food Security Program is being a pillar of strength for the communities to enhance the self-sufficient family economy at the grassroots level. Recently the CSL team visited random target locations...
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Women’s Day Celebration by Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC
A visit to perceive the impact of the FS Program – Caritas Vanni – HUDEC
In solidarity with the Plantation Community……
Lighting the Lives if the Plantation People – LLPP
Information Sharing Sessions
On the Lives & Social Issues of the Plantation People
Among the Journalists & Reporters
The above Program will be conducted in two sessions by Caritas Sri Lanka;
- One in Tamil Medium for the journalists & reporters of the Dioceses of Kandy & Badulla at Nuwara Eliya on the 01st June 2022 and
- The other in Sinhala Medium for the journalists & reporters of the Dioceses of Ratnapura, Galle & Colombo at Galle on the 08th June 2022
The Participants would be the journalists & reporters of both Print and Electronic media. The recommendation / selection of participation would be done by the respective Diocesan Caritas Centers with the collaboration of the CSO Forums in each diocese, paving way to the efforts of networking and making linkages among the CSOs serving the Plantation People in the country.
The objective of these sessions is to share/update information on the lives & social issues of the Plantation Community, so that they in turn produce paper articles and video clips depicting the plight of the lives of the Plantation Community.01st June Nuwara Eliya on the 01st June 2022 and Galle on the 08th June 2022