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“Shaping a New Social Convention towards an Inclusive Community Development in Sri Lanka”

Caritas Sri Lanka in collaboration with its local and international partners has been constantly engaging in work of humanitarian aid to strengthen and empower the less privileged communities of our nation. Especially the partners contribution as funding and capacity building has been brought about better living conditions, improved coexistence and positive appeals within inter-cultural setups

The CSL-SEDEC Building is now open!

The newly constructed CSL-SEDEC Building at the Caritas Sri Lanka compound was blessed and opened on 18th August 2021 by Rt. Rev. Dr. J. Winston S. Fernando S.S.S. President, CBCSL together with Rt. Rev. Dr. Justin B. Gnanapragasam, Chairman of the Commission of Justice, Peace and Human Development and Rt. Rev. Dr. Maxwell G. Silva,

CSL – SEDEC Building

The obligation to establish a Social and Economic Development Centre for the benefit of the destitute, the downtrodden and marginalized people of the nation, fortifying the Catholic Social Teachings on the life and dignity of the human person and work of solidarity, was the development of late, His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Cooray. Fr. Joe Fernando

In solidarity with the Plantation Community……

Sethmini Caritas Ratnapura have been implementing a number of development programmes for the betterment of   the plantation community in the Sabaragamuwa Province. Estate workers in this region suffer due to poverty, daily wage system, line rooms, lack of access to safe water, low level of education, poor access to health, transport facilities and language barriers

The Caritas Food Security Program – one of the great impacts on Sri Lankan farming households during the lockdown

Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC is implementing this program by aiming to safeguard food security for subsistence farmer households in urban & rural poor and marginalized communities inclusive of war widows, women, youth, school children, pre-school children and their mothers by switching over to sustainable agricultural practices and to protect them from malnourishment by 2022. The program

Virtual Workshop on “Challenges of Climate Change and the role of Religious leaders to mitigate them’.

Caritas Sri Lanka is an organization which reaches out to uplift the lives of people in a holistic approach. We are concerned about the financial, social, psychological and spiritual aspect of every individual we serve and right now it is an urgent need to respond to the cry of the planet which is being destroyed

Virtual Study Sessions on Present Political and Legal Contexts of Sri Lanka

In view of the next Strategic Plan of Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC, two contextual analysis virtual study sessions were organized recently. On 9th of June 2021, the discussion titled, “ An Analysis of the Present Socio Political Context of Sri Lanka” was organized and the guest speaker was Emeritus Professor Jayadeva Uyangoda from the

Food Security Program built its Capacity by training staff of Food Security program and Lead farmers on key advocacy and Lobbying skills.

A  capacity building training was  organized under the program of “Addressing causes for poverty and ensuring food security for farming communities” implemented by Sustainable Agriculture Unit, Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC, in order to address one of the key objectives- ‘Communities are mobilized and the civil society organizations are agents of change’.  The main focus of this

Formation of Federation in Mannar & Vavuniya under Civic Dialogue Project

A 2 day Knowledge Enhancement Workshop on formation of Federation was conducted to the 40 CBO leaders of the ‘Civic Dialogue Special Project for Mannar’ by Caritas Valvuthayam in close collaboration with Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC on 24th& 25th of March 2021, abiding by the COVID – 19 rules & regulations. The Civic Dialogue