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Visit of Caritas Australia delegate

Mr. Michael Peyra, Program Coordinator of Caritas Australia visited Sri Lanka from 10th -13th November 2015. In Colombo, Mr.Peyra facilitated discussions for two officials of the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Ms. Natassia Kaufman and Ms. Heather Fitt with Rev. Fr. George Sigamoney, National Director of Caritas Sri Lanka and also with a team of Programme Officers of Caritas National Centre. In addition, Mr. Peyra visited the Batticaloa Diocese where Caritas Australia supported programs on Healing and Reconciliation are being implemented. He met with a group of 22 civil society and religious leaders at the EHED office while in Pavatkodichenai village; he met with the Village Peace Committee and Youth Committee whose members shared their experiences about the exposure visits they had earlier undertaken to other areas. Mr. Peyra also visited Kaluthawalai which is a new location that has been targeted for setting up a village peace committee. These field visits were arranged under the guidance of Rev. Fr. Geron De Lima, Diocesan Director of EHED Batticaloa.