Welcome to CARITAS Sri Lanka - SEDEC

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

World Environment Day Celebration 2024

Caritas Sri Lanka 14th June

On June 5th, 2024, communities across various dioceses came together to celebrate World Environment Day, a globally recognized event dedicated to raising awareness and promoting action to protect our planet. The main objective of this day is to educate the public about environmental issues and inspire positive change. This year, the celebrations were held in...

Youth Exchange Program in Badulla and Chilaw: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Peacebuilding

Caritas Sri Lanka 14th June

From May 20th to 22nd, 2024, the Youth Exchange Program, funded by AGIAMONDO, brought together young minds from Badulla and Chilaw for a transformative experience. Held at the Caritas Chilaw Conference Hall, this two-and-a-half-day residential program aimed to empower participants by enhancing their self-identity, self-esteem, and leadership skills. The primary objectives of this initiative were...

Agroecology Farmers Exchange Visit in Sri Lanka

Caritas Sri Lanka 13th June

From May 14th to 19th, 2024, an Agro ecological Farmers’ Exchange Visit was arranged to the farmlands in Anuradhapura and Mannar, Sri Lanka. There were 12 farmers representing Caritas Bangladesh and UBINIG, Bangladesh and  Mada, Lebanon. This visit was  Co-hosted by Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC and MONLAR, and funded by CAFOD, UK. The main objective...

Caritas Sri Lanka Youth Program
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