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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

Building Capacity for Effective Project Monitoring and Reporting at Caritas SEDEC National Centre

Caritas Sedec National Centre recently hosted a two-day Capacity Building Training program aimed at enhancing the skills of its network staff in project monitoring and reporting tools. This significant initiative took place on December 12th and 13th at the Caritas Sedec National Centre, marking a crucial step toward the larger goal of establishing Monitoring and

Empowering Inclusivity: Caritas Sri Lanka’s Transformative Exposure Visit to Blue Rose Special School

In a remarkable initiative aimed at ensuring the rights of children with disabilities and supporting their parents and volunteers, Caritas Sri Lanka (CSL) organized an exposure visit to the Blue Rose Special School and Training Centre in Kandy. This transformative experience unfolded on the 22nd and 23rd of November 2023, bringing together parents of children

Empowering Estate Communities for a Brighter Future: A Transformative Gathering by Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC

In a profound demonstration of unity, Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC organized a three-day event titled “Empowering Estate Communities for a Brighter Future.” This impactful gathering took place at the Samudi Conference Hall in Rathnapura from November 15th to 17th, 2023. Day One: Illuminating the Path Forward The first day set the tone with the ceremonial

Harmony Unveiled: Nurturing Tomorrow’s Peacemakers- A Youth Workshop on Peace-Building and Gender Equality

In a world hungry for change and eager for progress, Caritas Sri Lanka, fueled by the generous support of AGIAMONDO, organized a transformative youth workshop on peace-building and gender equality on November 16th and 17th, 2023 at the Caritas Chilaw Centre. Caritas Sri Lanka welcomed 9 Diocesan Centres (DCs) to participate, marking a pivotal moment


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In the face of economic challenges in Sri Lanka, both rich and poor citizens endured hardships. Amidst long queues and silent marches for freedom, a motivational plea echoes! Father, let the leaders awaken to their duties. Embrasing Tagore’s spirit, let the Sri Lankan awaken collectively, seeking transformtion, hope and change. In unity, may the resilience

Bridging Hearts and Cultures: Jaffna DC Youth’s Heartwarming Visit to Chilaw DC

In a world often overshadowed by discord and division, a heartening tale of unity and understanding emerged as a group of vibrant youth of the Jaffna Peninsula embarked on a life-altering journey to Caritas Chilaw under the ongoing”Peace Building Project” funded by MISEREOR Germany. This soul-stirring exposure visit to Chilaw took place from November 3rd

“Empowering Education: Shanjika Kandeepan’s Inspiring Journey with EHED Caritas”

“My name is Shanjika Kandeepan, and I live in the village called Selvanayagapuram. My life took a challenging turn when my father was abducted in 2008, leaving my twin sister and me under the care of our widowed grandmother, Mrs Maheswary Murugaiya. However, our situation shifted in 2019 when EHED Caritas, Trincomalee, stepped in to

Training Of Trainers (TOT) training in Basic Solid Waste Management at Kandy & Jaffna

Caritas Sri Lanka in collaboration with the resources of USAID, Clean City Blue Ocean Organization conducted two Training of Trainers (TOT) programs at Kandy and Jaffna. Sixty participants participated in the TOT held on 20th & 21st of October 2023 at Kandy representing Kandy, Badulla, Galle and Ratnapura Dioceses while another 70 participants participated in

Religious Amity Training Modules Launching: “A Step Towards Unity and Peace”

In an inspiring event was held on October 27, 2023, at the CSL Auditorium, the launching of  Religious Amity Training Modules Book. This significant event was made possible through the collaborative efforts of CSL (Caritas Sri Lanka) and Caritas Colombo Seth Sarana. The event was commenced with a common prayer about love, led by Fr.

An Innovative Approach to Addressing Social Conflicts

Forum theatre is an excellent tool for exposing and addressing the diverse conflicts that persist within society. This innovative theatrical technique offers a platform to explore, engage with, and ultimately seek solutions to complex social issues. By bringing these conflicts to the forefront, in a safe and creative space, forum theatre enables individuals to better

Strengthening Resilience: Caritas Sri Lanka’s Skill Development Training for Search and Rescue Operation and Disaster Preparedness

In a world marked by unpredictability, communities must be prepared for unexpected disasters. Caritas Sri Lanka National Centre, in collaboration with Caritas SED Galle, has taken a proactive step to enhance the resilience of individuals in Sri Lanka through skill development training in search and rescue operations and disaster preparedness. This remarkable training program under

World Children’s Day Celebration in Athungoda Village, Puttalam: Inverting Our Future with Love and Care”

The 7th of October 2023 marked a day of celebration and togetherness in Athungoda Village, Puttlam in the Diocese of Chilaw as the community came together to celebrate World Children’s Day. This year’s theme, “Inclusion, for every child” took centre stage, emphasizing the crucial role children play in shaping the future. Caritas Sri Lanka, dedicated

Empowering Communities Through Training: TOT Programme on Solid Waste Management

Waste management is a critical issue in Sri Lanka, with improper disposal causing environmental degradation and health hazards. To address this concern, Caritas Sri Lanka, in collaboration with USAID Clean Cities Blue Oceans (CCBO), is taking a significant step towards a cleaner and more sustainable Sri Lanka through the project: Stepping Stone to Safeguarding Sri