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The present crisis situation in Sri Lanka due to the COVID 19 outbreak has led to severe socio economic repercussions. While the Government of Sri Lanka is gradually lifting the tight restrictions imposed for nearly 8 weeks in order to revive the economy, there is still no certainty as to when this disease outbreak will

Serve Humanity with Faith, Hope and Solidarity Caritas Sri Lanka’s Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Serve Humanity with Faith, Hope and SolidarityCaritas Sri Lanka’s Response to COVID-19 Pandemic By Dr. Shemal Fernando, PhD  –  Senior Executive Manager CSL-SEDEC In the recent weeks, the lives of millions of people across the world have suddenly changed. For some, remaining at home has been an opportunity to reflect, to withdraw from the frenetic pace

May he rest in Peace !

With great sorrow, we share the sad news of the passing away of Rev. Fr.Raveen Perera of the Caritas Director Diocese of Badulla, Sri Lanka. May the Lord who called you to be His servant reward you with Eternal Glory! May he rest in Peace  

A Declaration issued by Caritas Sri Lanka Network and the Catholic National Commission for Migration

Ensuring Safe Migration and Preventing Human Trafficking  At the end of a two-day event 20-21 February 2020 at Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC to commemorate the World Migrants Day, a Declaration was read out by the Bishop of Galle Rt. Rev. Dr. Raymond Wickremasinghe, Chairman of the Catholic National Commission for Migration.  All those present

Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC strives towards a “Zero Carbon Foot Print’ era

Caritas Sri Lanka conscious of its responsibility of protecting the environment and taking its cue from the exhortations of Pope Francis as reiterated in the “Laudato si” to act more responsibly to safeguard the resources of mother earth and manage its resources in a sustainable manner, has over the years embarked on installing solar panels

World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking – Feast of St Josephine Bakhita,

St Josephine Bakhita, who was sold into slavery at a young age, is known as the Patron Saint of victims of modern slavery and human trafficking. Her Feast Day is on February 8, also known as the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking On February 11, 2020 Caritas Sri Lanka commemorated the feast of St. Josephine Bakhitha


St Josephine Bakhita, also known as ‘Mother Moretta’ (our Black Mother) bore  144 physical scars throughout her life which were received after she was kidnapped at the age of nine and sold into slavery. Such was the trauma experienced that she forgot her birth name and her kidnappers gave her the name Bakhita meaning ‘fortunate’.

A gathering of Sunday School Teachers representing all religious faiths

Caritas Sethsaviya Anuradhapura organized the first gathering of Sunday School Teachers representing Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu and Muslim Communities on 10th and 11th of November 2019.  More than 50 Sunday School Teachers gathered to discuss and explore the possibilities of mutual cooperation, empowering personal spirituality and reflected on what would be the best way to pass

Caritas Sri Lanka involves in Election Monitoring for the Presidential Election – 2019

Caritas diocesan directors and accountants from Jaffna, Batticaloa, Mannar, Trincomalee and Vanni attended the  ‘District Coordinators’ Meeting’ organized by PAFFERL which was held on 1st November 2019 at Renuka City Hotel, Colombo 3.  The objective of the meeting was to explain the duties and responsibilities to officials who will be involved in Presidential election monitoring.