Disaster Risk Management

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