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Caritas Sri Lanka conducts a series of Sessions & Demonstrations on Solid waste Management (SWM) in Kandy & Kurunegala

A Resource team from Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC National Centre, conducted a total of three training sessions and demonstrations on Solid Waste Management on September 25 – 26, 2017 in Kandy and Kurunegala, aiming at creating awareness on the problem of waste management practices in Sri Lanka while enhancing the knowledge of the participants as to

World Food Day 2016 by Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC in Kurunegala

World Food Day was commemorated at an event held in Kurunegala on 16th October 2016 with the participation of a large number of invitees, farmers and general public under the global theme “ Climate is changing: Food and agriculture must too.” It was organized by Caritas Sri Lanka in collaboration with Caritas Kurunegala – Janasetha,

Symposium on Inter-Religious Peace and Harmony

The second Inter-Religious Symposium organized by Caritas Sri Lanka was held in Batticaloa recently with the objective of creating opportunities for peace and harmony between different religious groups in the country. Several religious leaders representing Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic and Christian faiths, Diocesan level inter religious group members, government officers, Caritas Batticaloa – EHED staff and

Pre-Decision Orientation Workshop on Safe Migration

A pre-decision orientation workshop for potential migrant workers and their families was held in Anuradhapura on 28th August 2017 with the objective of enhancing the practical knowledge on currently faced legal and social issues of migrant workers. The programme held in Ippalogama divisional secretariat had more than 60 participants comprising potential migrant workers, returnee migrants,

Caritas Sri Lanka officially launches much anticipated Solid Waste Management Programme at CBCSL

The Catholic Bishop’s Conference of Sri Lanka (CBCSL) gave its green light and officially committed itself for the Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC led community level awareness campaign on the Solid Waste Management Programme. The official launch was held at the ‘Lankarama’ Balcombe Place on the 23rd August 2017 amidst a large gathering of Bishops,

Caritas Solid Wastage Management Programme Training Sessions & Demonstrations

The Caritas Solid Waste Management Programme is gaining increasing popularity and several schools, higher educational institutions, and religious institutions have made use of the provided by Caritas Sri Lanka to learn about this subject. In the month of July and August 2017 the programs were conducted at the St. Anthony’s Nursery, Borella, the Aquinas University

National Reconciliation Camp

A National Reconciliation Camp was organized by Caritas Sri Lanka in collaboration with Caritas SED-Galle under the Healing and Reconciliation Project funded by Caritas Australia/MISEREOR from the 2nd to 4th August 2017, at the Halpathota Theological Center. The 2-day camp, which was held under the theme “Reconciliation through Cultural Diversity”, saw the participation of 120

Training on 3R+ Takakura Compost Methodology

They were given a brief introduction of the sources of waste generation and how in Sri Lanka solid waste is disposed of indiscriminately mostly by ‘dumping’ and undertaken without any proper procedures, causing a grave damage to the environment, and health of thousands of ordinary people. A comprehensive analysis and impact assessment of the use

Capacity Building Workshop under the Safe Migration Project

Capacity Building Workshop under the Safe Migration Project Caritas Sri Lanka organized two regional workshops recently under the Safe Migration Project in Kurunegala and Jaffna on 25th and 27th of July 2017. The main objective of the training workshop was to enhance and create awareness among the government officers, community leaders and other stakeholders who are

Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee of Rev.Fr. Mahendra Gunatilleke

‘’ As SEDEC family, we warmly welcome you into the Social Arm of the Catholic Church of Sri Lanka, while wishing you God’s Blessings and sincere congratulations for the Silver Jubilee of your Priestly Ordination.’’Ad Multos Annos! The Staff of Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC  celebrated  Holy Mass  on July 25, 2017  in praising  the

Training on Solid Waste Management

Caritas Sri Lanka organized a training session on solid waste management systems recently, with the objective of creating awareness among its staff of the importance of managing waste through waste separation and composting with the home produced bio-degradable waste. Mr. Anurudha Wijayawardena, Community Development Officer, who is also a self-disciplined expert on Waste Management Methodologies,

Religious Harmony for Peace and Prosperity

Caritas Sri Lanka organized a religious symposium in Jaffna recently with the objective of creating opportunities for peace and harmony between different religious groups in the country. Several religious leaders representing Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic and Christian faiths, Diocesan level peace activists, government officers, Sri Lanka Army Officials Diocesan and Caritas National Centre Staff participated in

Local Corporates McLarens & Lalan Fabrics co-partner with Caritas Sri Lanka in Post-Conflict Housing

Two of Sri Lanka’s well known Corporates, McLarens Holdings and Lalan Fabrics (Pvt) Ltd., joined hands with Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC, in contributing towards post-conflict housing in Neelankerny, Muttur Trincomalee. The two reputed Companies responded to the needs in colour washing and painting of the 44 houses built under the ‘owner-driven’ methodology with funding

Caritas Development Institute (CDI) of Caritas Bangladesh visit SEDEC

A seven member team from the Caritas Development Centre (CDI) of Caritas Bangladesh visited Sri Lanka from 11th to 16th June 2017 for an exposure visit. The team comprised of Mr. Theophil Nokrek, Director (CDI), Mr. Joseph Rozairo, Coordinator Training, Mr. Golam Maainuddin, Coordinator Research, 3 Senior Faculty Members Ms. Khurshidha Akhtar Jahan, Mr. M.

Final Advocacy Programme under Safe Labour Migration

The third and final capacity building, training programme organized by the Migration Unit of Caritas Sri Lanka was held recently for the Diocesan Staff along with other stakeholders in the Safe Labour Migration Programme. The sole objective of the training was to enhance the knowledge of project staff of the 13 Diocesan Centres, civil society

Orientation Workshop on New Reconciliation Project

Caritas Sri Lanka organized an orientation workshop under the latest project implementation named, “Helping People Move Towards Reconciliation”. This is a CAFOD UK funded project aimed at establishing Peace and Reconciliation among different ethnic groups who are divided by various social boundaries such as ethnicity, religions and languages. The project will be implemented from May

CSL Strategic Planning Workshop

The Management of Caritas Sri Lanka (CSL) initiated a review process of the current National Centre Strategic Plan 2015 – 2018 on May 23 – 24, 2017 with the participation of all 13 Diocesan Directors and key staff from the National Centre & the respective Diocesan Centers in Chilaw. The two day review workshop was

Capacity Building Programme for the Plantation Leaders

Under the project titled, “ Inclusion of Marginalized Estate Labour Communities with Access to Government Services” funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through SPICE Sri Lanka, a 2-day capacity building programme was organized by Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC. The Training workshop held from 21st to 22nd of February 2017 at the SEDEC