About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is Empowering people through animation and being in Solidarity in their efforts for integral human development.

Our Vision

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

About us

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.

Our Team

The outstanding and hardworking Caritas Sri Lanka family

Rt.Rev.Dr.Justin Bernard Gnanapragasam - Chairman

Rt.Rev.Dr.Justin Bernard Gnanapragasam

Chairman

Rt.Rev.Dr.Maxwell Grenville Silva - Vice Chairman

Rt.Rev.Dr.Maxwell Grenville Silva

Vice Chairman

Rev. Fr. Mahendra Gunatilleke - National Director

Rev. Fr. Mahendra Gunatilleke

National Director

Mr. Priyantha Fernando - Programme Manager

Mr. Priyantha Fernando

Programme Manager

Mrs. Dharshika Kadirvel - Deputy Programme Manager /National Coordinator

Mrs. Dharshika Kadirvel

Deputy Programme Manager /National Coordinator

Mr. Nirmal Chaminda - Finance Manager

Mr. Nirmal Chaminda

Finance Manager

Mrs. Wendy Therese Starling - Executive Secretary / HR Officer

Mrs. Wendy Therese Starling

Executive Secretary / HR Officer

Mr.Jude Ivan Keerthi - Project Finance Manager

Mr.Jude Ivan Keerthi

Project Finance Manager

Mrs. Nilani Tissera - National Cordinator - SAU

Mrs. Nilani Tissera

National Cordinator - SAU

Mr. Sajith Silva - Unit Head - Integral Human Development

Mr. Sajith Silva

Unit Head - Integral Human Development

Mr. J. P. Sagayaraj       - Unit Head DRM

Mr. J. P. Sagayaraj

Unit Head DRM

Rev. Sr. Noyala Prashanthy - Programme Officer

Rev. Sr. Noyala Prashanthy

Programme Officer

Rev.Sr. Vijeya - Programme Officer - DRM

Rev.Sr. Vijeya

Programme Officer - DRM

Mr. J. A. Eliyas - Administrative Officer

Mr. J. A. Eliyas

Administrative Officer

Mr. Chaminda Thushara Perera - Unit Head Admin / Procurement Officer

Mr. Chaminda Thushara Perera

Unit Head Admin / Procurement Officer

Anton Sherly Hough  - Assistant Administartive Officer

Anton Sherly Hough

Assistant Administartive Officer

Mr. Suranga Fernando - Audio Visual / Media Officer

Mr. Suranga Fernando

Audio Visual / Media Officer

Mr. Terrance Codipily - IT / Media Officer

Mr. Terrance Codipily

IT / Media Officer

Mrs. H. D. M. Dushmanthi - Programme Accountant

Mrs. H. D. M. Dushmanthi

Programme Accountant

Mr. K. Angelo      - Finance Project Officer

Mr. K. Angelo

Finance Project Officer

Miss Thiranka Andradi - Finance Project Officer

Miss Thiranka Andradi

Finance Project Officer

Mr. L. Rukesh Sanmuganathan - Finance Project Officer

Mr. L. Rukesh Sanmuganathan

Finance Project Officer

Ms.Chathurika Wijesinghe - Finance Project Officer

Ms.Chathurika Wijesinghe

Finance Project Officer

Ms. Thayagi Silva - Accounts Assistant/ Cashier

Ms. Thayagi Silva

Accounts Assistant/ Cashier

Ms. Sulakshana Anthony  - Finance Project Officer

Ms. Sulakshana Anthony

Finance Project Officer

Miss Chathurani N. Hettiarachchi - Project Officer -IHD

Miss Chathurani N. Hettiarachchi

Project Officer -IHD

Ms. Michelle Senarathne - Programme Coordinator

Ms. Michelle Senarathne

Programme Coordinator

Mr. Nishanth Rajasegaram - Regional Coordinator

Mr. Nishanth Rajasegaram

Regional Coordinator

Mrs. Sithumini Perera - Regional Coordinator

Mrs. Sithumini Perera

Regional Coordinator

Mr.Dananjana Fernando  - Programme Officer

Mr.Dananjana Fernando

Programme Officer

Mr. Jerome Morritt - Programme Officer

Mr. Jerome Morritt

Programme Officer

Ms. Melani Warnakula - Receptionist / Secretary

Ms. Melani Warnakula

Receptionist / Secretary

Our Partners

Working together for a better tomorrow