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  • Workshop on Advocacy and lobbying
    Created: Saturday, 08 September 2012 19:20
    A group of 30 participants made up of Diocesan Coordinators and Field Officers from Jaffna, Vanni, Batticaloa, Trincomalee and Mannar Diocesan Centres attended a 3-day residential workshop on Advocacy and Lobbying held in SEDEC  from 22nd-24th Aug...


  • Caritas South Asia Directors' Meeting
    Created: Saturday, 08 September 2012 19:12
    The Caritas South Asia Directors' Meeting was held in Colombo on 16th & 17th August 2012, hosted by Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC and attended by Mr Zar Gomes - Caritas Asia Regional Coordinator, Rev Fr Pius Perumana - Executive Director of Caritas Nepal...


  • CI COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR VISITS SRI LANKA
    Created: Sunday, 26 August 2012 15:52
    Mr. Patrick Nicholson, Communications Director of Caritas Internationalis (CI) was in Sri Lanka recently for three days from 24th July 2012. During his stay, he held discussions with Rev.Fr. George Sigamoney, Director of Caritas Sri Lanka and the Nationa...


  • CONSULTATION ON NATIONAL RECONCILIATION
    Created: Sunday, 12 August 2012 23:43
    A number of religious and civil society leaders attended a consultation arranged by Caritas Sri Lanka on 26th July 2012 at SEDEC to identify their roles and responsibilities in the implementation of LLRC recommendations, as well as to share their exper...


  • INTER-DIOCESAN EXPOSURE VISIT
    Created: Sunday, 05 August 2012 22:52
    As part of the Promoting Healing & Reconciliation program implemented among the Dioceses under the guidance of Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC, a group of 52 persons from Jaffna visited Anuradhapura where they stayed in the homes of 37 families and spent t...


  • Program for children of women migrant workers
    Created: Thursday, 02 August 2012 21:12
    Nearly 300 children of women domestic migrant workers are part of a special Caritas program aimed at supporting them in various ways. They belong to children’s groups which have been formed in the Dioceses of Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Badulla, Galle, ...


  • HOUSING FOR WAR AFFECTED FAMLIES IN BATTICALOA
    Created: Sunday, 22 July 2012 22:49
    15  Houses built for war affected and displaced families were handed over to the beneficiaries in Pavatkodichenai, Manmunai West Division, Batticaloa on 12th July 2012.These houses were built by Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC with funding support from partn...


  • Business training for vulnerable women in Mannar District
    Created: Sunday, 22 July 2012 22:46
    A group of 45 women belonging to the Women Rural Development Society (WRDS) covering the villages of Vettayamurippu, Alaiyadiputhukulam and Parappakkadandan in Mannar District attended a 5-day business training workshop held from 9th – 13th July 2012...


  • POLITICIANS HAVE SPIRITUAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND RELIGIONS HAVE POLITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES
    Created: Sunday, 15 July 2012 09:46
    The High Commissioner for South Africa in Sri Lanka His Excellency Geoff Doidge delivering a keynote address delivered at a discussion held at Caritas Sri Lanka on 19th June 2012 said that religious and political leaders required a partnership for emp...


  • Exposure program in Polonnaruwa for children from Mannar and Anuradhapura
    Created: Sunday, 08 July 2012 23:15
    Around three hundred children belonging to Children’s Societies in the Dioceses of Anuradhapura (250) and Mannar (55) gathered in Polonnaruwa for an exposure program on 28th June 2012.They are members of the Children’s Societies formed under the Ch...


  • The public have a right to be treated well by the Police, says Senior Police Officer
    Created: Sunday, 01 July 2012 20:12
    Mr Jayantha Wickremasinghe, Senior Superintendent of Police and Director of the Children’s and Women’s Bureau exhorted a group of male and female Police officers to be courteous and considerate to the people who visit Police Stations to complain ab...


  • Housing for resettled families in Kilinochchi District
    Created: Tuesday, 26 June 2012 20:06
    Construction work is in progress for 278 houses being built for resettled families in Walaipadu and Verevil villages of Kilinochchi District. Of these, 18 houses have already been completed while the rest are at different stages of construction. These hou...


  • Religious and political groups can work together for transformation
    Created: Saturday, 23 June 2012 23:44
    “South Africa is the first country in the world in which all religious and political groups came together to seek transformation”, said His Excellency Geoff Doidge, High Commissioner for South Africa in Sri Lanka in his keynote address delivered at...


  • Nearly 5,000 children join Caritas Children’s Societies in the Dioceses
    Created: Saturday, 23 June 2012 23:39
    The Caritas Child Rights and Child Protection program has established 125 Children’s Societies in 13 Dioceses covering 15 districts, with a total membership of nearly 5,000 children in the age group of 8-17 years. These Children’s Societies are loc...


  • CAMPAIGN FOR SAFE MIGRATION
    Created: Wednesday, 20 June 2012 20:39
    Caritas Sri Lanka has developed a short video clip which brings out a clear message about Safe Migration to prospective migrant domestic workers. It was telecast recently in some of the local TV channels in Sinhala and Tamil languages. ...


  • CRS DONATES PROSTHETIC COMPONENTS TO CARITAS MANNAR
    Created: Thursday, 14 June 2012 22:23
    A stock of 720 pieces of Prosthetic Components ( solid foot and profile foot) imported from Cambodia was gifted by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) USA to the Centre for Disabled (CFD) which is managed by Caritas Valvuthayam  Mannar. ...


  • Training for WRDS Project staff and beneficiaries of Mannar and Vanni
    Created: Wednesday, 13 June 2012 22:31
    On 6th and 7th June 2012, three members of the Mannar Diocesan staff working on the Caritas Swiss funded project to support WRDS units in the North visited Kilinochchi for an exchange programme. During the visit, they shared experiences with their coun...


  • WORKSHOPS ON HUMAN DIGNITY THROUGH RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVE
    Created: Sunday, 10 June 2012 22:14
    Two workshops on “Human Dignity through Religious Perspective ‘’ were held in Killinochchi and Jaffna on 30th May and 31st May 2012, respectively. ...


  • HOUSING FOR WAR AFFECTED FAMILIES IN BATTICALOA
    Created: Monday, 04 June 2012 12:22
    45 houses built by Caritas EHED Batticaloa for war affected families and funded by CAFOD were handed over to the beneficiaries in Ayithiamalai North, Manmunai West on 26th May 2012. The ceremonial opening of the houses was presided over by Rev Fr Cryton O...


  • Caritas supports Women Rural Development Societies in the North
    Created: Thursday, 31 May 2012 23:12
    Under a project funded by Caritas Swiss, several Women Rural Development Societies (WRDS) in Kilinochchi and Mannar Districts will be supported by Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC in association with HUDEC Vanni and Valvuthayam Mannar, respectively. The WRDS mo...