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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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Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC Spearheading Advocacy towards Well being of Safe Labour Migrants and their Families

Caritas Sri Lanka 17th September

The Migration team of Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC compiled a Position Paper for the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) in consultation with Deep Impact Partners (DIPs) of the Safe Labour Migration Project (SLMP) funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The Position Paper was handed over to Mr. P. P....

Forming CBOs to Federation Level to Strengthen Civil Activity

Caritas Sri Lanka 17th September

Under the project titled, “Replacing the Experience of Integral Human Development – Civic Dialogue and Cross – Community Activities” funded by Caritas Korea, CBO leaders from 4 Dioceses namely, Anuradhapura, Badulla, Mannar and Vanni gathered in Colombo recently to discuss ways and means as to how they would form CBOs into district level federations. It...

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Caritas Sri Lanka 10th September

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29 Sep

“ Share the Journey”


As the Catholic Commission for Migrants and Refugees has allocated the day, 29th of September as the World Migration Day, Caritas Asia has asked us to carry out an activity to be in line with the Holy Father’s “ Share the Journey” programme. Therefore Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC Migration Team and the Caritas Colombo- Sethsarana Migration Team are working together to plan out a half a day programme with the activities listed below.

Date :   Sunday, 29th September 2019  /  Venue:  St. Anne’s Church, Wattala. (Colombo)


7.30 a.m.         –           Sunday Holy Mass offered for the Migrants and Refugees Lighting of Candles during the Prayer of the Faithful Session and prayers offered to refugees and migrant victims and their family members.

8.45 a.m.           –         Street Drama depicting the message and importance of Safe Labour Migration

9.00 a.m.           –         Walk under the theme, “ Share the Journey”  with Sunday School Children,    Parishioners  ( Around the Wattala Church compound)

10.00 a.m.        –           Awareness Session on the Safe Labour Migration and the Involvement of Caritas Sri Lanka

29th September St. Anne’s Church, Wattala. (Colombo)