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A Tribute to late Mr. Theivendirarajah

“To lead people for Justice” “Be accountable to God’s love” Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC with deep regret and sorrow announces the demise of its Senior Programme Manager and dear colleague Mr. K. Theivendirarajah on 5th August 2020, at his hometown in Batticoloa. Mr. Theivendirarajah (fondly known as ‘Theiva’) joined the Caritas organization in 1977

Caritas’ Orientation towards Free & Fair Elections

Based on the Position Paper prepared and circulated by Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC to guide the public on the importance of electing the right candidates as members of the new Parliament, Caritas’ Diocesan Centers Island wide have organized several awareness programs and panel discussions to educate voters.  Some of these sessions involved the local

POSITION PAPER OF CARITAS SRI LANKA – SEDEC IN VIEW OF PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS – 2020

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On 10 June 2020, Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya confirmed that the postponed parliamentary elections will be held on 5 August 2020 with strict health measures and guidelines. Out of the total population of 22 million, 16.2 million are eligible to cast their vote to elect 225 members for the Parliament of Sri Lanka. Caritas Sri Lanka –

CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME- in the light of ‘Laudato Si’

Tree Planting Ceremony at St. Joseph Vaz Shrineat Mahagalgamuwa  “Planting trees to combat global warming; Planting trees to save the environment.”  The surrounding area of the National Shrine of St. Joseph Vaz was alive with the smiling faces of the youth from the area carrying banners and placards on the benefits of planting trees in a procession

COVID-19 OUTBREAK IN SRI LANKA

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