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Promoting Safe Migration

His Excellency Heinz Walker Nederkoon, Ambassador for Switzerland in Sri Lanka was the Chief Guest at an event held in SEDEC on 10th February 2016 to mark 'A Decade of Journey of Caritas Sri Lanka with Domestic Migrant Workers'.

Twenty two persons received tokens of appreciation for the services rendered by them in promoting the safe migration programmes implemented over the years by Caritas Sri Lanka in several parts of the country. Dr. Indra Tutawe, Officer -in -Charge of ILO Colombo Office and Mr. John Mc Adams, Political Officer of US Embassy in Colombo were also present on the occasion.

At this event, twenty five participants who had completed all three modules of a Capacity Building Programme held earlier titled ‘Capacitated civil society network to secure migrants and their families’ received their participation certificates.

On 9th February, a Panel Discussion on the theme ‘Creating a decent working environment and safe labour migration’ was also held at SEDEC with the participation of Mrs. Sepali Kottegoda, Director – Women & Media Collective, Dr. Ramani Jayasundera, Senior Technical Advisor – Asia Foundation, Ms. Genevieve Colas of Caritas France- Sequors Catholique and Ms. Hessan Sayah from Caritas Lebanon Migration Centre. The discussion was moderated by Rev. Fr. George Sigamoney, National Director of Caritas Sri Lanka.