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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.
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Project Orientation to Diocesan Coordinators was held at National Centre on 04th July 2019. Specific objectives: ⦁ To increase emotional literacy and resilience among school students at risk of suicidal behaviours. ⦁ To increase students’ soft skills for a healthier emotional and mental health. ⦁ To enhance teachers’ emotional competencies and constructive vigilance among students....
Caritas SL -SEDEC welcomes newly appointed Chairman Rt. Rev. Dr. Justin Gnanapragasam, Bishop of Jaffna. As the Chairman for Commission for Justice, Peace and Human Development of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka.
After the 21st of April, Easter Sunday bombing, everyone living in Sri Lankan were faced with a number of difficulties and challenges. Especially for those who live in the peripheries or in vulnerable conditions, the ordinary living experience became something which they never thought of. For the refugees and asylum seekers who are based in...
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