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CI Consultation on “The future of work, Labour after “Laudato Si”

Rev. Fr. Mahendra Gunatilleke attends Consultation on “The Future of Work, Labour after Laudato Si” – Caritas Internationalis Consultation on Decent Work – project “The future of Work, Labour after Laudato Si” held in Geneva from 18th to 20th March 2019. Caritas Sri Lanka among the selected member organisations privileged to be invited to the

Caritas Internationalis Management Standard (CI MS) Workshop at SEDEC

Caritas Sri Lanka (CSL) from its inception has tried its best to maintain maximum standard of humanitarian services within its limited operational framework displaying greater transparency and accountability in its activities, programme and projects. In addition, CSL as a faith based organization is registered under a Parliamentary Act. Therefore the organization does not fall under

The Karibu Foundation visiting Caritas Sri Lanka- SEDEC

Representatives of the Karibu Foundation, based in Oslo, Norway visited Sri Lanka recently and made a courtesy visit to SEDEC on 26th of March 2019 with the objective of learning the activities that SEDEC has been implementing in peace and religious amity projects. The Karibu Foundation has a long history in supporting alternative voices from

Focus Group Discussion on Reconciliation Activities in Ratnapura Diocese

Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC in collaboration with Caritas Rathnapura – Sethmini organized a focus group discussion and a mid-line survey under the project titled, “Helping People move towards Reconciliation” on 27th of March 2019 in Rathnapura. The project is funded by CAFOD, the Catholic international development charity in England and Wales. A group of

Data Analysis Workshop: Learning from the Experiences of Women Migrant Workers

The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) in Bangkok, Thailand organized a workshop on Data Analysis and Learning from the Experiences of Women Migrant Workers in Kathmandu, Nepal. Three of the Caritas Sri Lanka officers, Mr.Theivendirarajah Kanagarantnam,, Senior Programme Manager, Mr. Samantha Pathirathana, Chairman, PASS Asia (Pvt) Ltd, Ms. Chathurani N. Hettiarachchi, Safe Labour


Three Pillars (Prayer, Fasting and Alms-giving) of Lenten programme is being organized in all the DCs in Sri Lanka according to the theme given by the NC, ‘Live Lent with Love’. This was given with a short prayer, to be recited during the season of Lent. Common Lenten activities in 2019: Prayer: Prayer cards and

Training on Nutrition for Mothers of Pre-School Children

Nutrition is an element that we tend to bypass even though everyone knows about the importance and impacts of it. As our consumptions patterns have changed drastically over the years due to various influences, many old and young in Sri Lanka continue to face numerous physical, mental and social challenges such as deficiencies or excesses

Finance Workshop

Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC organized a finance workshop recently with the objective of managing the project accounts efficiently in the Caritas network comprised of 13 Diocesan Centres. A group of 50 finance officers from the National Centre (NC) and 13 Diocesan Centres participated in the 1-day training programme held at the SEDEC auditorium in

Safe Labour Migration Partner Exchange Platform (PEP)

The Safe Labour Migration programme of Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC hosted the 7th Partner Exchange Platform meeting recenlty to discuss matters pertaining to the migration services conducted by the partner organizations under the project titled “ Provision of Services to Migrant workers and their Families in Sri Lanka” funded by SDC (Swiss Development Cooperation).

Training on Advocacy and Lobbying

Caritas Sri Lanka in collaboration with Diocesan Caritas Kurunegala – Janasetha organized a training workshop on Advocacy and Lobbying for the lead farmers of the Food Security Programme recently. The one-day event held on 13th March 2019 at the Jansetha Centre was facilitated by Mr. Chintaka Rajapakse, Moderator from the Movement for Land and Agricultural