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A four-member delegation of Caritas Korea officials visited Sri Lanka from 01st to 09th October in order to review the projects and programs supported by them. They held discussions with the National Director of Caritas Sri Lanka, Rev Fr George Sigamoney and undertook exposure visits to Jaffna, Vanni, Trincomalee and Colombo Diocesan Centres where they met the respective Diocesan Directors, namely Rev Fr A J Yavis, Rev Fr G Nithidasan and Rev Fr Rohan de Alwis. They also held discussions with Rt Rev Dr Thomas Savundranayagam, Bishop of Jaffna and Rt Rev Dr Kingsley Swampillai, Bishop of Trincomalee as well as project beneficiaries and community members in the areas they visited. The operational projects supported by Caritas Korea are “Integral Human Development – Civic Dialogue and Cross Community Activities” in Colombo and Trincomalee dioceses, “Educational Support for Children of War Victim Families” in Jaffna, and “Livelihood Assistance for War Widows” in Vanni (through the Women Rural Development Society of the area).
The Korean delegation comprised Rev Fr Simon Lee, Executive Director of Caritas Korea, Rev Fr Joseph Park, Director of Diocesan Caritas Incheon, Ms Stella Koh, Head of International Programs of Caritas Korea and Ms Lidwina Kim, Administrative Officer of Diocesan Caritas Incheon.