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A story of Fight against Poverty by CBO members in Sri Lanka, Maduragama,

Under the Civic Dialogue and Cross Community Activities project, funded by Caritas Korea, a barren paddy field for 10 years in Maduragama in the district of Puttalam was harvested by the CBO members of the project on 14th of February 2020. The initiative comes as an solution to the poverty widespread in the region. Caritas

Webinar on Issues related Human Trafficking and Labour Migration in the Context of COVID 19 in Sri Lanka

Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC together with the Catholic National Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, Talithakum Sri Lanka have organized a webinar titled, “Issues related Human Trafficking and Labour Migration in the Context of COVID 19 in Sri Lanka” on 8th of February 2021. The above programme has been organized in line with

“I was homeless you gave me a shelter” A report from the Diocese of Mannar

People from Mullikulam, Mannar who were part of Musali DS division, displaced from their homeland due to the civil war and even after the resettlement process initiated by the government and other agencies, they couldn’t get back to their own lands due to various reasons. Only in the recent past, the people were able to

Caritas Sri Lanka and Kansarmen SL Foundation signed an MOU on water and sanitation.

Caritas Sri Lanka and Kansarmen SL Foundation signed an MOU today to implement project related to water and sanitation. Representing Caritas Sri Lanka, Fr. Mahendra Gunatilleke , National Director and Mr.Chaminda Fernando Pulle, Director, Kansarmen SL Foundation signed the MOU. Under this initiative, both the organizations will work in partnership to implement projects in selected

Access to safe drinking water to Residents of Kudagama village, Anuradhapura District

Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC with support from the Rotary Club of Capital City, Colombo helped Caritas Anuradhapura to set up a Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant to provide safe drinking water to the residents of Kaluagala and Kudagama village in the Anuradhapura district. There are thousands of families in the North Central Province including Anuradhapura

A Tribute to late Mr. Theivendirarajah

“To lead people for Justice” “Be accountable to God’s love” Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC with deep regret and sorrow announces the demise of its Senior Programme Manager and dear colleague Mr. K. Theivendirarajah on 5th August 2020, at his hometown in Batticoloa. Mr. Theivendirarajah (fondly known as ‘Theiva’) joined the Caritas organization in 1977

Caritas’ Orientation towards Free & Fair Elections

Based on the Position Paper prepared and circulated by Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC to guide the public on the importance of electing the right candidates as members of the new Parliament, Caritas’ Diocesan Centers Island wide have organized several awareness programs and panel discussions to educate voters.  Some of these sessions involved the local

POSITION PAPER OF CARITAS SRI LANKA – SEDEC IN VIEW OF PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS – 2020

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On 10 June 2020, Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya confirmed that the postponed parliamentary elections will be held on 5 August 2020 with strict health measures and guidelines. Out of the total population of 22 million, 16.2 million are eligible to cast their vote to elect 225 members for the Parliament of Sri Lanka. Caritas Sri Lanka –

CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME- in the light of ‘Laudato Si’

Tree Planting Ceremony at St. Joseph Vaz Shrineat Mahagalgamuwa  “Planting trees to combat global warming; Planting trees to save the environment.”  The surrounding area of the National Shrine of St. Joseph Vaz was alive with the smiling faces of the youth from the area carrying banners and placards on the benefits of planting trees in a procession

Serve Humanity with Faith, Hope and Solidarity Caritas Sri Lanka’s Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Serve Humanity with Faith, Hope and SolidarityCaritas Sri Lanka’s Response to COVID-19 Pandemic By Dr. Shemal Fernando, PhD  –  Senior Executive Manager CSL-SEDEC In the recent weeks, the lives of millions of people across the world have suddenly changed. For some, remaining at home has been an opportunity to reflect, to withdraw from the frenetic pace

May he rest in Peace !

With great sorrow, we share the sad news of the passing away of Rev. Fr.Raveen Perera of the Caritas Director Diocese of Badulla, Sri Lanka. May the Lord who called you to be His servant reward you with Eternal Glory! May he rest in Peace  

A Declaration issued by Caritas Sri Lanka Network and the Catholic National Commission for Migration

Ensuring Safe Migration and Preventing Human Trafficking  At the end of a two-day event 20-21 February 2020 at Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC to commemorate the World Migrants Day, a Declaration was read out by the Bishop of Galle Rt. Rev. Dr. Raymond Wickremasinghe, Chairman of the Catholic National Commission for Migration.  All those present

Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC strives towards a “Zero Carbon Foot Print’ era

Caritas Sri Lanka conscious of its responsibility of protecting the environment and taking its cue from the exhortations of Pope Francis as reiterated in the “Laudato si” to act more responsibly to safeguard the resources of mother earth and manage its resources in a sustainable manner, has over the years embarked on installing solar panels

World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking – Feast of St Josephine Bakhita,

St Josephine Bakhita, who was sold into slavery at a young age, is known as the Patron Saint of victims of modern slavery and human trafficking. Her Feast Day is on February 8, also known as the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking On February 11, 2020 Caritas Sri Lanka commemorated the feast of St. Josephine Bakhitha

Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita – “TOGETHER, WE ARE WORKING TO END HUMAN TRAFFICKING”

St Josephine Bakhita, also known as ‘Mother Moretta’ (our Black Mother) bore  144 physical scars throughout her life which were received after she was kidnapped at the age of nine and sold into slavery. Such was the trauma experienced that she forgot her birth name and her kidnappers gave her the name Bakhita meaning ‘fortunate’.