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World Environment Day Celebration 2024

On June 5th, 2024, communities across various dioceses came together to celebrate World Environment Day, a globally recognized event dedicated to raising awareness and promoting action to protect our planet. The main objective of this day is to educate the public about environmental issues and inspire positive change. This year, the celebrations were held in

Youth Exchange Program in Badulla and Chilaw: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Peacebuilding

From May 20th to 22nd, 2024, the Youth Exchange Program, funded by AGIAMONDO, brought together young minds from Badulla and Chilaw for a transformative experience. Held at the Caritas Chilaw Conference Hall, this two-and-a-half-day residential program aimed to empower participants by enhancing their self-identity, self-esteem, and leadership skills. The primary objectives of this initiative were

Agroecology Farmers Exchange Visit in Sri Lanka

From May 14th to 19th, 2024, an Agro ecological Farmers’ Exchange Visit was arranged to the farmlands in Anuradhapura and Mannar, Sri Lanka. There were 12 farmers representing Caritas Bangladesh and UBINIG, Bangladesh and  Mada, Lebanon. This visit was  Co-hosted by Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC and MONLAR, and funded by CAFOD, UK. The main objective

Commemoration of International Thalassemia Day 2024

On the 8th of May, 2024, Caritas USCOD Badulla, supported by Misereor, hosted the Commemoration of International Thalassemia Day at the Riverside Hotel in Badulla. This event, held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, brought together various stakeholders and beneficiaries to raise awareness about Thalassemia and support those affected by the condition. The event saw

Ethno drama to Encourage Communities in their Narrative of Peace and Reconciliation

On the 11th of May 2024, Caritas Sri Lanka organized a special program called “Ethno drama to Encourage Communities in their Narrative of Peace and Reconciliation” was held. This event aimed at promoting Peace and Reconciliation within the community through the medium of Ethno drama. The event took place at Wepathanga village from 9:00 am

“Diplomacy and Religion: Strengthening the Social Fabric in Jaffna” Norwegian Ambassador Visit to Caritas Jaffna

On the 6th of May 2024, The Ambassador Her Excellency Mrs. May-Elin Stener, representing Norway as the Ambassador to India and Sri Lanka, paid a significant visit to Caritas Jaffna. Accompanied by Mr. Johan Thomas Bjerkem, Second Secretary at the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Her Excellency Ambassador Mrs. Stener engaged in a constructive dialogue with Rt.

Beyond Aid: Caritas Valvuthayam’s Information Center Driving Community Empowerment

Caritas Sri Lanka network started to implement a five-year project titled “Improving Rural Livelihood, Enhancing Food Security, Building Climate Resilience in Sri Lanka” with the support of Caritas Norway/NORAD from January 2023 to December 2027 by aiming to promote sustainable agriculture to ensure food security for poor and marginalized people through create food access, availability,

Celebrating Culture and Unity: Caritas Sri Lanka’s Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festival 2024

On April 29, 2024, the Caritas Sri Lanka Welfare Society organized the Awrudu festival for all staff members, an annual event that brings together the Sinhala and Tamil New Year with enthusiasm. This year’s celebration was marked by a series of heartfelt and culturally rich activities that showcased the traditions of Sri Lanka’s diverse communities.

Celebrating Progress: Caritas Sri Lanka Advances with Caritas Internationalis Management Standards

Caritas Sri Lanka has reached a significant milestone in its journey towards organizational excellence. From April 2nd to 5th, 2024, Caritas Sri Lanka underwent an onsite assessment of the Caritas Internationalis Management Standards (CIMS). This assessment, conducted by the assessor, Dr John Arokiaraj, marks a pivotal moment in the organization’s commitment to enhancing its standards

Capacity Building Training Program on Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation Empowers Caritas Sri Lanka Staff

On March 20th and 21st of 2024 Caritas Sri Lanka, in collaboration with the Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation (DRRM) unit, recently concluded a comprehensive training program aimed at enhancing the disaster preparedness and mitigation skills of its staff. Funded by Caritas Asia, the two-day training took place at the Caritas Sri Lanka Auditorium, providing

Empowering women: International Women’s Day Celebration 2024

Caritas Sri Lanka hosted an unforgettable celebration in honour of International Women’s Day on March 7, 2024, at the auditorium. This event aimed to recognize and amplify the diverse voices of women from various communities, including those from the plantation community, North and East regions, political activists, and social workers. The atmosphere was filled with

Strengthening Bonds: Misereor’s Inspiring Visit to Caritas Sri Lanka

Caritas Sri Lanka (CSL) was honoured to welcome Ms. Broeckmann Corinna and Ms. Ulrike Weinspach, partners from Misereor, on the 13th of February 2024. The visit proved to be a momentous occasion as these partners visit Sri Lanka after 15 years. The day commenced with a meeting that brought together CSL staff and Misereor representatives,

Lenten Spiritual Programme 2024 / Lent with the Oppressed – Seeking Justice

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Caritas Sri Lanka, the Catholic National Commission for Justice, Peace, and Human Development (SEDEC), has compiled this spiritual booklet for Sunday reflections during Lent. The theme “Lent with the Oppressed – Seeking Justice,” shows how it is important to care about and understand the difficulties of marginalized communities, and work actively to make things fair.

A Momentous Occasion: Caritas Asia President Dr. Benedict Alo D’Rozario’s Inspiring Visit to Caritas Sri Lanka

In a heartening event on the 6th of February 2024, Caritas Sri Lanka (CSL) opened its doors to an esteemed guest, Dr. Benedict Alo D’Rozario, the President of Caritas Asia. CSL members extended a warm and heartfelt welcome to Dr. Alo, embracing him with open arms. The visit commenced with a significant meeting, where Dr.

Caritas Norway Delegation Engages in Heartfelt Discussion with the Chairman of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference in Sri Lanka

In a notable encounter on January 30, 2024, a delegation from Caritas Norway, featuring Mr. Tobias Wilbers (Program Advisor for the Food Security Program, Senior Advisor for Peace and Reconciliation, Caritas Norway), and Ms. Maria Langås (Humanitarian advisor, Caritas Norway), engaged in a meaningful discussion with Rt. Rev. Dr. Harold Antony Perera, the Bishop of

Exploring Sustainable Transformation: Caritas Norway’s Inspiring Visit to Caritas Sri Lanka

In a harmonious collaboration promoting positive change, Mr. Tobias Wilbers, the Program Advisor for the Food Security Program and Senior Adviser for Peace and Reconciliation, along with Ms. Maria Langås, a Humanitarian Adviser, from Caritas Norway commenced an enlightening journey to Sri Lanka Food Security program field locations in Kandy, Anuradhapura, and Vanni. This transformative