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Training Programme on ‘Youth for Ethnic and Religious Harmony through Social Media’

A five day Training Programme was held at Caritas Centre in Chilaw under the ‘Expansion of Religious Amity Programme 2019 – Enhanced Youth Participation’ from 28th October to 01st November, 2019. The theme of the training programme was ‘Youth for Ethnic and Religious Harmony through Social Media’ where 58 enthusiastic youth from Chilaw, Colombo and

NORWEGIAN AMBASSADOR VISITS CARITAS’ FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM IN THE KANDY DIOCESE

On the invitation of Rev. Fr. Mahendra Gunatilleke, National Director, H.E. Trine JØranli Eskedal, Ambassador of Norway visited the Food Security program field location in Galaha, Kandy on 17 October 2019 accompanied by Malraji Wanniarachchi, Seniour Advisor, Development and Thilini Kahandawaarachchi, Political Advisor, from the Royal Norwegian Embassy. As a result of the strong partnership

Orientation on Case Handling Mechanism of Safe Migration for Jaffna District DOFEs

An orientation programme for DOFEs (Development Officers of Foreign Employment) on Safe Labour Migration was held at HUDEC Hall, Jaffna on 15th of October 2019. This programme commenced with a small prayer and Mr. Basty Rajith, Programme Coordinator, welcomed Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC staff, Mr.Sajith Silva, Program Manager; Mrs.Luxsha Ragunan, Programme Coordinator and Ms.

Awareness on Safe Migration Practices for Selected CBO Leaders

Representatives of Community Based Organisations (CBOs) functioning under different programmes of Caritas Jaffna and those who are affiliated to Women Rural Development Societies participated in a programme on Safe Labour Migration which was held at HUDEC Hall, Jaffna on 16th October 2019. A group of 22 CBOs attended the programme. The Programme Coordinator, Mr.Basty Rajith

World Food Day 2019

Caritas Sri Lanka network commemorated the World Food Day 2019 on 16th October 2019 at Caritas Sri Lanka –SEDEC. This year WFD is being observed under the theme “Our Actions Are Our Future Healthy Diets for A# Zero Hunger World.” The opening ceremony commenced with the Holy Eucharistic celebrated by Rev. Fr. Desmond Perera, Diocesan

Position Paper of the Justice, Peace and Human Development Commission of the CBCSL providing guidelines for the election of the most appropriate candidate for Presidency.

Chairman of the National Election Commission of Sri Lanka has announced that the Presidential Election will be held on 16th November, 2019. Out of the total population of 22 million, 16 million are eligible to cast their vote to elect the new, 08th President of Sri Lanka. Reading the signs of the times in the

World Day for Migrants and Refugees Commemoration Ceremony – 29th September 2019

Caritas Sri Lanka Migration Unit in coordination with the Caritas Colombo Seth Sarana, Catholic Commission for Migrants and ZOA Sri Lanka organized the World Day for Migrants and Refugees on Sunday 29th of September, 2019 at St. Anne’s Church, Wattala. The Main Sunday Holy Mass was celebrated in Commemoration of the Migrants Day by Rev.Fr.

A Report to Media

Rev. Fr. Mahendra Gunatilleke, National Director of Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC had invited a few professionals and intellectuals along with a few senior priests on 16th September, 2019 for a consultation to develop a ‘Position Paper’ to draw guidelines to the members of the Christian institutions and churches on choosing an appropriate candidate for the forthcoming

TOT for Migration Paralegal Volunteers at Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC

Under the third year programme implementation of the Safe Labour Migration Project, Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC expanded its project outreach towards the Diocesan Centres (DC) that covers the entire island and trained the DC staff in the migration cycle and case handling mechanism that Caritas National Centre was equipped and specialized with under the

Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC Spearheading Advocacy towards Well being of Safe Labour Migrants and their Families

The Migration team of Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC compiled a Position Paper for the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) in consultation with Deep Impact Partners (DIPs) of the Safe Labour Migration Project (SLMP) funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The Position Paper was handed over to Mr. P. P.