Disaster Risk Management

Capacity building of Councilors on Emotional Literacy School Program

Emotional literacy helps people especially youth/students to manage their own emotions effectively, appropriately and productively, while also developing positive social interactions with other people in the society. Therefore, this programme is being implemented to increase the emotional literacy, well-being and resilience among the school students in order to prevent self-harm and suicidal behaviors. Through this

Visit of Ms. Martha Rubiano Secretary General of Caritas Norway.

Ms. Martha Rubiano, Secretary-General of Caritas Norway visited places of Easter Sunday terror attack including  St. Anthony’s Shrine at Kochikade in Colombo and St.Sebestian’s  Church at Katuwapitiya in Negombo on Friday 16th August 2019 and met victims of the Easter Sunday attack.  Rev. Fr. Jude Raj Fernando the administrator of St. Anthony’s Shrine and Rev. Fr.

Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC Family Commemorates the victims of Easter Sunday bomb attacks

The Caritas Sri Lanka (CSL) played a pivotal role in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bomb blasts that devastated the island nation of Sri Lanka by joining hands and concentrating on the immediate requisites of the victims in close liaison with the government authorities as well as with the international and national voluntary organizations

Easter Sunday Disaster in Sri Lanka

The island nation which enjoyed a peaceful atmosphere and living for nearly a decade  faced with one of the deadliest terrorist attacks on 21st of April 2019. Unfortunately this incident took place on the Easter Sunday targeting a large number of Catholics, Christians who were attending the Easter Sunday Masses and foreigners who were having the

Solar Systems Installations to promote Community Activities and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC has implemented a programme to encourage the use of renewable energy sources to safeguard the environment with the funding assistance of Misereor, Germany. Under this project commenced in January 2016, solar power systems have been installed in 39 village locations in the Dioceses of Jaffna (Vanni), Anuradhapura, Kurunegala and Badulla.

Workshop on CI Emergency Protocols and Toolkit

Caritas Internationalis (CI) in coordination with Caritas Asia organized a Training Programme on the CI Emergency Protocols & CI toolkit in Bangkok, Thailand from 23rd to 25th May 2018. The programme focused on the 3 pillars of the Caritas Emergency Response Framework which are mainly Coordination, Resource Mobilization using the CI appeal mechanism and the

Caritas Builds Houses in Trincomalee

Caritas Sri Lanka handed over 44 newly built houses to the families in Neelakerny Village on 23rd October 2017 with the funding support of Caritas Swiss. Neelakerny, a village in Muthur Divisional Secretariat was hit by two calamities over the past decade. In 2004 the Tsunami hit this area, and thereafter in 2006 when conflict

Bhavani’s New Home

Ms. Bhavani has a sister and two brothers, one of whom is a mason while her younger brother is a good electrical wiring technician. The family lost their parents during the Tsunami disaster of December 2004 and was looked after by relatives for a short period until a benevolent Catholic sister, Sr. Arul took them