Justice & Peace

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,

Seminar on “New System of Local Government Elections and Monitoring Plans”

A seminar organized by Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC was held on the above subject, in view of the forthcoming Local Government elections today, on 08th January 2018. Mr. Rohana Hettiarachchi, the Executive Director of Peoples Action for Free and Fair Election (PAFFREL), which was formed in 1987 primarily to observe elections, presided. Civil society members, Priests,

Educational Support Programme for Vulnerable Children

Caritas Jaffna-HUDEC organized a felicitation ceremony for the students who have excelled in the grade 5 scholarship examination 2017, on 15th of November 2017. Under the Caritas Korea funded project titled ‘Supporting Primary Education for Poor & Vulnerable Children’, HUDEC sponsored 202 poor students from the 12 schools in the Jaffna District. Out of sponsored

Mary’s Journey Through Reconciliation

I am Mary Anitta, 27 year old living with my parents. I have two younger sisters and a brother displaced from due to the war. We lost everything including my secondary education. When I return to Maniyamthoodam after the war, there was nothing left. With the little support given by the Government and NGOs, we