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Mr. Aron Halfen – Programme Advisor of Caritas Norway was in Sri Lanka recently to make an assessment of the projects implemented with funding from Caritas Norway. He held discussions with the National Director of Caritas Sri Lanka, Rev Fr Shanthi Kumar Weliwita and project staff. He had the privilege of taking part in this year’s World Food Day commemoration held in Kurunegala on 16th October and visited locations in Kurunegala, Anuradhapuraya and Batticaloa where organic home gardens are maintained under the guidance of the Caritas food security programme.
Mr. Halfen also met with the Bishop of Jaffna, Rt.Rev.Dr. Justin Gnanapragasam and other religious leaders in Jaffna and Kilinochchi to discuss about the peace project implementation and the positive impact it has created in forging religious amity.Among the projects supported by Caritas Norway are a food security related project titled “Substantiation of Community Institutions for Sustainable Agriculture to ensure Food Security”, as well as a project for “Creating a Conducive Environment for Religious Amity”.