Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC is the social arm of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Sri Lanka and is affiliated to Caritas Internationalis, a confederation of 162 Catholic relief, development, and social service organizations present in 200 countries and territories.

Our national centre is located in the Archdiocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital city. Our vision is radiated to the far corners of the island through 12 Diocesan Centres. Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC is also the national secretariat of the National Catholic Commission for Justice Peace and Human Development.

Symposium on Inter-Religious Peace and Harmony

DSC_0120The second Inter-Religious Symposium organized by Caritas Sri Lanka was held in Batticaloa 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 inter religious group members, government officers, Caritas Batticaloa – EHED staff and several key Caritas National Centre Staff participated in the 2-day programme, held at the Miani Technical Institute and Town Hall in Batticaloa.

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Pre-Decision Orientation Workshop on Safe Migration

IMAG1559A 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, their families and government officials such as development officers, migrant officers, grama niladhari, and women development officers etc.

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Caritas Sri Lanka officially launches much anticipated Solid Waste Management Programme at CBCSL

IMG_0134The 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.

 

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Caritas Solid Wastage Management Programme Training Sessions & Demonstrations

IMG_0036The 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 College, Borella, Good Shepherd Convent, Nayakanda and at Caritas Sri Lanka. The program at Caritas Sri Lanka was for members of the St. Vincent De Paul Society, Ja-Ella.

 

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National Reconciliation Camp

DSC_0102A 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.

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Training on 3R+ Takakura Compost Methodology

IMG_0309Caritas Sri Lanka conducted a training and awareness programme on Solid Waste Management recently using the concept of 3R Plus Takakura composting method. The two-hour training session was held at the St. Anthony’s Nursery, Borella  at which 2 religious nuns, 20 nursery teachers and 3 support staff attached to the institution participated.

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Capacity Building Workshop under the Safe Migration Project

Jaffna.JPG (3)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

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