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Caritas Builds Houses in Trincomalee

Caritas Sri Lanka handed over 44 newly built houses to the families in Neelakerny Village on 23rd October 2017 with the funding support of Caritas Swiss. Neelakerny, a village in Muthur Divisional Secretariat was hit by two calamities over the past decade. In 2004 the Tsunami hit this area, and thereafter in 2006 when conflict

Caritas’ 3rd Inter-Religious Symposium in Vanni

The third and final symposium on Religious Harmony, organized by Caritas Sri Lanka was held in Kilinochchi on the 12th & 13th of October 2017 under the theme “Religious Harmony for Peace and Prosperity’’. This is part of the project titled “Religious Amity”, funded by Caritas Norway/NORAD from 2015. A group of approximately 130 participants

World Food Day Commemoration 2017

World Food Day Commemoration 2017 Caritas Sri Lanka commemorated this years’ World Food Day on October 16, at the Maithripala Sirisena Buddhi Mandapaya in Polonnaruwa under the global theme, ‘‘Change the future migration – Invest in food security and rural development”. More than 1600 farmers, government officers, Polonnaruwa District Secretary Mr. Ranjith Ariyaratne, Ambassador of Norway

Conference on Localizing Response to Humanitarian Need

Caritas Sri Lanka Participates at the International Conference on Localizing Response to Humanitarian Need: The Role of Religious and Faith – based Organizations Caritas Sri Lanka was one of several faith-based organizations (FBOs) who took part in a 3-day International Conference on “Localizing Response to Humanitarian Need: The Role of Religious and Faith – based

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