Justice & Peace

The Karibu Foundation visiting Caritas Sri Lanka- SEDEC

Representatives of the Karibu Foundation, based in Oslo, Norway visited Sri Lanka recently and made a courtesy visit to SEDEC on 26th of March 2019 with the objective of learning the activities that SEDEC has been implementing in peace and religious amity projects. The Karibu Foundation has a long history in supporting alternative voices from

Focus Group Discussion on Reconciliation Activities in Ratnapura Diocese

Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC in collaboration with Caritas Rathnapura – Sethmini organized a focus group discussion and a mid-line survey under the project titled, “Helping People move towards Reconciliation” on 27th of March 2019 in Rathnapura. The project is funded by CAFOD, the Catholic international development charity in England and Wales. A group of


Three Pillars (Prayer, Fasting and Alms-giving) of Lenten programme is being organized in all the DCs in Sri Lanka according to the theme given by the NC, ‘Live Lent with Love’. This was given with a short prayer, to be recited during the season of Lent. Common Lenten activities in 2019: Prayer: Prayer cards and

Regional Gathering of Inter Religious Forum (IRF)

Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC together with its’ 13 Diocesan Centres has been implementing the project “Creating a conducive environment for Religious Amity” from the year 2015. Under the project 65 interreligious groups have been formed around the country. They actively engage in addressing common social issues in their own localities. Caritas Sri Lanka together with Caritas

The Church Upholds the Supremacy of the Constitution to Defend the Rights of the People

Caritas Sri Lanka –SEDEC organized an awareness programme to discuss and analyze the current political crisis in Sri Lanka on 15th November, 2018. Priests, religious, civil society leaders and staff of Caritas National Centre participated in the programme. The forum under the theme, ‘Reflection on Current Political Situation’ was chaired by Rt. Rev. Dr. Vianney

“Reflection on the Present Political situation”

As the National Catholic Commission for Justice, Peace and Human Development of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lana, a “Reflection on the Present Political situation” was held at Caritas Sri Lanka on the 15th of November 2018. The audience appreciated the presentations of the 3 speakers who gave an in depth analysis of the

All Island Debate Competition 2018

All Island Debate Competition 2018 Organized by Caritas Sri Lanka- SEDEC An all island debate competition was organized by Caritas Sri Lanka –SEDEC on 9th July 2018 at the Aquinas College of Higher Studies, as one of the key activities in view of its golden jubilee celebration to be held in November 2018 under the

Awareness Programme against the Legalization of Abortion in Sri Lanka

Awareness Programme against the Legalization of Abortion in Sri Lanka Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC organized an awareness programme on 23rd of April 2018, against the government’s attempts to bring amendments to the present bill on abortion. The programme was organized under the leadership of His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, participated by several Bishops, Heads of Congregations,