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Ordination Anniversary Holy Mass

Ordination Anniversary Holy Mass Rev. Fr. Mahendra Gunatilleke, The National Director of Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC celebrated his 26th Ordination Anniversary at the SEDEC Chapel today on 24th of July 2018. Celebrating the Thanksgiving Holy Mass by himself, Fr. Mahendra narrated how his life was chosen to be a priest from a very young age. He


GOLDEN JUBILEE OF CARITAS SRI LANKA – SEDEC The Humanitarian and Social Arm of the Catholic Church  Caritas Sri Lanka (CSL) also known as SEDEC (Social & Economic Development Centre) was established in November 1968 under the National Secretariat for Justice, Peace and Human Development Commission of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Sri Lanka, and

All Island Debate Competition 2018

All Island Debate Competition 2018 Organized by Caritas Sri Lanka- SEDEC An all island debate competition was organized by Caritas Sri Lanka –SEDEC on 9th July 2018 at the Aquinas College of Higher Studies, as one of the key activities in view of its golden jubilee celebration to be held in November 2018 under the

Visit of Caritas Trento Representative at SEDEC

Mr. Said Bazeghi, International Program Incharge, Caritas Trento, Italy visited SEDEC on 4th of June 2018. He was accompanied by Mr. Beppe Pedron, South Asia Regional Coordinator for Caritas Italiana. Caritas Trento is a diocesan Caritas Organization in Italy, which will partly fund an environmental project in Sri Lanka with the objective of creating healthy

Awareness Programme against the Legalization of Abortion in Sri Lanka

Awareness Programme against the Legalization of Abortion in Sri Lanka Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC organized an awareness programme on 23rd of April 2018, against the government’s attempts to bring amendments to the present bill on abortion. The programme was organized under the leadership of His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, participated by several Bishops, Heads of Congregations,

“Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC Internship Programme 2018”.

Applications are invited from young and motivated individuals who have completed G.C.E. Advanced Level or at university level to join as Interns and prepare themselves to work in a real multi-cultural humanitarian environment.   Opportunity is open to youth of all religious and ethnic communities and the young religious (not for professionals or those who are

Workshop on CI Emergency Protocols and Toolkit

Caritas Internationalis (CI) in coordination with Caritas Asia organized a Training Programme on the CI Emergency Protocols & CI toolkit in Bangkok, Thailand from 23rd to 25th May 2018. The programme focused on the 3 pillars of the Caritas Emergency Response Framework which are mainly Coordination, Resource Mobilization using the CI appeal mechanism and the

Capacity Building Workshop on Equitas’ Action guide to Conflict mitigation using a ‘Human Rights-Based Approach’

A three-day training to build the capacities of Diocesan Coordinators and Programme Volunteers working in the fields of reconciliation, peace building, conflict transformation, and inter-religious harmony was held at Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC from 21st – 23rd March 2018. The main facilitator of the training was Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education, in collaboration