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  • Abortion is morally wrong, say Catholic Bishops
    Created: Wednesday, 14 November 2012 22:56
    The Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Sri Lanka in a newly issued Pastoral Letter on 30th October 2012 declaring 11th November 2012 as the Sunday of Unborn Child in all the dioceses, has condemned any moves to legalize in Sri Lanka. Attached is the full t...


  • Universal Children’s Day celebrations
    Created: Wednesday, 14 November 2012 22:52
    The Bishop of Mannar, Rt Rev Dr Rayappu Joseph was the Chief Guest at the Universal Children’s Day event held at Rambaikkulam Girls’ MMV, Vavuniya  on 13th October 2012. The celebrations were held under the guidance of Caritas Sri Lanka Nation...


  • 2ND BATCH OF INTERNS COMPLETE THEIR INTERNSHIP AT CARITAS SRI LANKA
    Created: Sunday, 11 November 2012 11:27
    Caritas Sri Lanka once again provided an opportunity for a group of youth and the Religious to be exposed to social work in a charitable and humanitarian setting for six months from May to October 2012.   The objectives of this initiative wer...


  • AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED BETWEEN THE CANADIAN HIGH COMMISSION IN SRI LANKA AND CARITAS SRI LANKA
    Created: Sunday, 11 November 2012 11:25
    As a follow-up to the Guidebook on Human Rights from the Religious Perspective which was developed by Caritas Sri Lanka as an approach to peace among the different ethnic and religious communities, a Contribution Agreement was signed between the Canadi...


  • TRAINING IN NON-VIOLENT COMMUNICATION
    Created: Sunday, 11 November 2012 11:22
    Two groups of Diocesan and National Centre staff participated in 5-day Training Workshops on Non Violent Communication (NVC) conducted in Tamil and Sinhala mediums from 17th – 21st September and 15th – 19th October 2012, respectively. ...


  • Training in personal finances for vulnerable women in the North
    Created: Tuesday, 06 November 2012 19:51
    A total of  135 members of Women Rural Development Societies (WRDS) in Mannar and Kilicochchi Districts  were given 3-day trainings in personal finances, including sessions on planning and management of individual and family funds, simple ban...


  • INTER – DIOCESAN EXPOSURE
    Created: Tuesday, 06 November 2012 19:46
    The village of Rotawewa in Kandy Diocese was the location for a visit by a group of around 50 adults and young people from Batticaloa diocese, under the “Promoting Healing and Reconciliation Programme” initiated by Caritas Sri Lanka. ...


  • SINHALA AND TAMIL LANGUAGE CLASES IN THE DIOCESES
    Created: Tuesday, 06 November 2012 19:43
    The “Promoting Healing and Reconciliation Programme” promoted by Caritas Sri Lanka in the Diocese of Kandy, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Badulla, Mannar, Jaffna and Batticaloa has seen the commencement of language classes where people are learning Tam...


  • Sri Lanka Working Group (SLWG) Meeting – 2012
    Created: Tuesday, 30 October 2012 16:52
    The SLWG Meeting 2012 was held in Rome on 15th and 16th October with the participation of 13 Partners from 8 agencies, including Caritas International (CI), Caritas Australia, Caritas Swiss, CAFOD, Cordaid, Caritas Italiana, CRS and Misereor. The deleg...


  • UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY CELEBRATIONS
    Created: Tuesday, 30 October 2012 16:50
    Events to mark Universal Children’s Day were held in Kurunegala and Vavuniya on 6th and 13th October respectively under the guidance of Caritas Sri Lanka National Centre, with the collaboration of Caritas Kurunegala Janasetha and Caritas Mannar Valvu...


  • Inter-diocesan exposure
    Created: Tuesday, 30 October 2012 16:37
    A group of 41 adults and children from the Diocese of Badulla visited the village of Pavatkodichenai in Batticaloa Diocese for 3 days from 13th to 15th August 2012, and were received by  more than 100 residents of the area. ...


  • Inter-diocesan exposure
    Created: Wednesday, 17 October 2012 22:22
    A group of 45 adults and children from Kurunegala Diocese undertook a 3-day visit to the Vaddakachchi village in the Vanni from 9th to 11th August 2012 under the Caritas ‘Promoting Healing and Reconciliation Program’. ...


  • Discussion on LLRC Recommendations in Polonnaruwa
    Created: Wednesday, 17 October 2012 22:19
    In collaboration with Caritas Anuradhapura Sethsaviya, the National Centre arranged an awareness program on the LLRC Recommendations on 13th September 2012 at the Cooperative Auditorium in Polonnaruwa, participated by nearly 75 community leaders of the...


  • CAFOD Gender Consultant visits Sri Lanka
    Created: Wednesday, 17 October 2012 22:16
    In pursuance of the “Gender and Water” Project to be implemented by Caritas Sri Lanka in the near future, CAFOD Gender Consultant Ms Tanja Haque visited Sri Lanka from 13th September to 01st October 2012, accompanied by Ms Victoria Jones, CAFOD Pro...


  • Baobab training in Bangkok
    Created: Monday, 08 October 2012 10:12
    Three members of the National Centre staff of Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC participated in the 3-day Asia Regional Workshop on BAOBAB and Strategic Planning for Caritas Member Organisation Communications Group held in Bangkok from 26th -28th September 2012....


  • A Fervent Appeal from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka
    Created: Saturday, 22 September 2012 00:21
    The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka (CBCSL), gathered in its Plenary Session in Colombo is concerned about some of the issues that seem to create a sense of loss in human and religious values in our society. The Conference learnt among othe...


  • Business training for WRDS members of Kilinochchi District
    Created: Monday, 17 September 2012 07:40
    59 members of three Women’s Rural Development Societies (WRDS) in Akkarayan and 39 members of three WRDS units in Ponnaveli in Kilinochchi District attended separate 3-day business training workshops conducted by Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC under the Car...


  • Psychosocial capacity building program
    Created: Monday, 17 September 2012 07:26
    A 2-day Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop was held 29th & 30th August 2012 at SEDEC for a group of 32 participants from 12 Diocesan Centres with the objective of capacitating the Diocesan Psychosocial Coordinators and Volunteers to identify child...


  • Caritas Norway delegation visits Sri Lanka
    Created: Saturday, 08 September 2012 19:24
    The Secretary General of Caritas Norway, Ms Martha Rubiano Skretteberg and the Communications Advisor, Mr Kristian Jahren Ovretveit visited Sri Lanka for three days from 29th August to 2nd September 2012. ...


  • Outreach Program on Child Rights and Child Protection
    Created: Saturday, 08 September 2012 19:22
    A 2-day outreach was held on 21st and 22nd August 2012 at the NISD Training Centre in Talawa (North Central Province) for a group 96 participants comprising School Principals, Teachers, Diocesan Coordinators and Animators as well as Volunteers from ele...