A Tribute to late Mr. Theivendirarajah

“To lead people for Justice” “Be accountable to God’s love” Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC with deep regret and sorrow announces the demise of its Senior Programme Manager and dear colleague Mr. K. Theivendirarajah on 5th August 2020, at his hometown in Batticoloa. Mr. Theivendirarajah (fondly known as ‘Theiva’) joined the Caritas organization in 1977

“Addressing causes for poverty & ensuring food security for farming communities” in Sri Lanka

We aimed  to safeguard food security  for 26,000 subsistence farmer households  including, urban & rural  poor & marginalized – communities, war widows, women, differently abled persons, youth  & 52,000  school children  by, switching over to  sustainable agricultural practices, & 26,000  preschool children  to protect from malnourishment  in all 13 dioceses  under the leadership of   the

Food Security

The following documentary is produced by Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC for the World Food Day Commemoration in 2017.

Caritas Sri Lanka Flood Relief Operation Ratnapura 2017

Unprecedented heavy rainfall on 25th May 2017 resulted in several areas especially in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Southern Districts being inundated with floods & landslides causing heavy destruction to life and property. As torrential rains lashed the country, Caritas teams led by Fr. Anton Sriyan Fernando, Fr. Indika Anthony and Fr. Lawrence Ramanayake in the

40th Anniversary of Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC

Caritas social services depicting religious amity This year it celebrates its 40th Anniversary marking its commitment to the service of humanity. For 40 years Caritas Sri Lanka’s work has been constantly influenced and driven by the ethos of the Christian values and beliefs. It has been recognised as a leading faith based humanitarian organisation in

Caritas Sri Lanka assists Flood & Landslide Victims of Aranayake to rebuild their Houses

Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC in coordination with Caritas Ratnapura – Sethmini will build 16 houses for the families affected by the 2016 flood and landslide in the Aranayake Divisional Secretariat Division, in the Kegalle district.These families were compelled to relocate from their original homes in 2016 due to the threat of landslides and floods

Religious Harmony for Peace and Prosperity 2017 Jaffna

creating opportunities for peace and harmony between different religious groups in the country. Several religious leaders representing Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic and Christian faiths, Diocesan level peace activists, government officers, Sri Lanka Army Officials Diocesan and Caritas National Centre Staff participated in the 2-day programme, held at Thalsevana Hotel in Kakesanthurai, Jaffna. Around 120 participants who

National Reconciliation Camp 2017 Galle

A National Reconciliation Camp was organized by Caritas Sri Lanka in collaboration with Caritas SED-Galle under the Healing and Reconciliation Project funded by Caritas Australia/MISEREOR from the 2nd to 4th August 2017, at the Halpathota Theological Center. The 2-day camp, which was held under the theme “Reconciliation through Cultural Diversity”, saw the participation of 120