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Career Opportunities at Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC

Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC We are the social arm of the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka. We urgently seek experienced and qualified individuals for the following positions :  FINANCE MANAGER – Qualified in the field of Accountancy – Age limit less than 60 years. – Requires travelling to Diocesan Centers Island Wide. PROJECT MANAGER

Launch of a Baseline Study on Lost Childhoods in War

    Addressing early marriage as a Human Rights violation in war affected districts in Sri Lanka. On 22nd February, 2019 at Lavender Room, BMICH.  Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC was represented by Rev. Fr. Mahendra Gunatilleke & Upatissa Tennakoon Child marriage in war-affected districts in Sri Lanka has never been documented systematically in order to have baseline

CRS Fundraising Workshop

 Catholic Relief Services (CRS) conducted a fundraising workshop in Mannar from 4th to 6th  February 2019 for the staff members of the Centre for Disabled (CFD) and for Caritas Mannar – Valvuthayam. The objective of the workshop was to motivate and assist the staff to seek new innovative strategies in fundraising and strengthen the present

Celebrating 20 Years of Service to the Differently abled

Centre for Disabled (CFD) in Mannar celebrated its 20th Anniversary recently. The Centre was established in 1999 to cater to the needs of the differently abled individuals who were mostly affected by the humanitarian operations across the country. Catholic Relief Services has been funding the CFD in Mannar for the last 9-year period and the

Regional Gathering of Inter Religious Forum (IRF)

Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC together with its’ 13 Diocesan Centres has been implementing the project “Creating a conducive environment for Religious Amity” from the year 2015. Under the project 65 interreligious groups have been formed around the country. They actively engage in addressing common social issues in their own localities. Caritas Sri Lanka together with Caritas


On the recommendations of the National Director, Rev. Fr. Mahendra Gunatilleke, the Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka has approved the appointment of Dr. Shemal Fernando as the New Senior Executive Manager (SEM). He was welcomed by the Management and the Staff of Caritas Sri Lanka- SEDEC on 2nd of January 2019 at a befitting ceremony.


Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC celebrated its golden jubilee at the BMICH on 29th November, 2018. His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference, the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See to Sri Lanka, all the directors of Caritas diocesan centres, ambassadors of Switzerland, Germany and Norway and a large number of invitees including the

Solar Systems Installations to promote Community Activities and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC has implemented a programme to encourage the use of renewable energy sources to safeguard the environment with the funding assistance of Misereor, Germany. Under this project commenced in January 2016, solar power systems have been installed in 39 village locations in the Dioceses of Jaffna (Vanni), Anuradhapura, Kurunegala and Badulla.