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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