Our mission is Empowering people through animation and being in Solidarity in their efforts for integral human development.
Our vision is the Realisation of a Just Sri Lankan Society based on Gospel Values of Love, Forgiveness, Peace, Unity, Equality - Lived, Promoted and Protected irrespective of race, caste and religion.
Who we are
The social arm of the Catholic Bishops' Conference in Sri Lanka
Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC is an expression of the concern of the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka for justice, peace and human development. It operates on the mandate of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Sri Lanka (CBCSL) which is conferred to the Board of Management (BOM).
Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC is the National Secretariat of the Commission for Justice, Peace and Human Development of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Sri Lanka. In each Diocese, Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC has an implementing Caritas Diocesan Secretariat. These are the secretariats of the Commission for Justice, Peace & Human Development of the respective Dioceses.
Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC is independent of all political parties and ethnic groups. It draws its inspiration from the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ, His unconditional love for one another and its mission is enrooted in the social doctrine of the Catholic Church.
Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC is a Member of Caritas Internationalis, which is an International Confederation of Catholic Organizations that comes under the purview of the Holy Father, mandated by their respective Episcopal Conferences to spread solidarity, social justice and integral human development.
Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC, attains its legal status under Parliamentary Act No. 17 of 1983 which is an Act to Incorporate the Catholic Bishops’
Conference in Sri Lanka
This Act is citied as the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Sri Lanka (Incorporation) Act No. 17 of 1983