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  • Effects of Climate Change on Sri Lanka
    Created: Thursday, 31 May 2012 23:06
    Speaking at an awareness session on “Global Warming and Climate Change Adaptation” held as part of the 4-day Community Based Disaster Preparedness (CBDP) Workshop in April 2012, Dr.Ranjana Piyadasa of the Department of Geography, University of Colo...


  • ANALYSIS OF PEACE AND RECONCILIATION
    Created: Tuesday, 29 May 2012 22:22
    Three meetings were held during the month of May with diocesan representatives of the Central, Western and North / East regions in order to consolidate the process begun in January 2012 for an evaluation of the work carried out in all the Dioceses in t...


  • Safe Migration Signature Campaign makes steady progress
    Created: Saturday, 26 May 2012 18:49
    The campaign to collect 10,000 signatures under the Caritas Safe Migration Programme is making steady progress in several Dioceses. ...


  • Training on the use of Audio Visual Equipments
    Created: Tuesday, 22 May 2012 23:13
    A 3-day Training workshop on ‘’Reporting and Documentation utilizing Audio Visual Equipments’ was held at SEDEC from 16th - 18thMay 2012 with the participants of 30 Diocesan and 9 National Centre staff. ...


  • Presentation of Community and Family Based Disaster Preparedness (CFDP) Manuals
    Created: Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:52
    Each of the thirteen Caritas Diocesan Centres was recently presented with three sets of CFDP Manuals for the use of Diocesan Directors, Project Managers, Field Staff and Government officials. The presentation took place at the 4-day CBDP Workshop held ...


  • “FUTURE GENERATIONS MUST BE ENCOURAGED AND TAUGHT TO SAVE THE EARTH”
    Created: Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:45
    “Simple lack of knowledge is also a cause for Global warming”, said Rev.Fr. George Sigamoney, National Director of Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC in his keynote address at the Awareness Session on “Global Warming and Climate Change Adaptation” held on...


  • 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF CARITAS KURUENGALA
    Created: Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:26
    Janasetha Caritas Kurunegala celebrated the 25th Anniversary of its founding (1987) on 19th April 2012. ...


  • Workshop on Community Based Disaster Preparedness (CBDP)
    Created: Monday, 07 May 2012 14:01
    As a move in the direction of building community resilience and self-reliance in the face of disaster, the CBDP signifies a shift from relief to preparedness or from disaster response to disaster mitigation. ...


  • RELIGIOUS LEADERS CALL FOR STOP OF ABDUCTIONS
    Created: Monday, 23 April 2012 21:14
    His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith the Archbishop of Colombo and Venerable Ittapane Dhammalankara Anunayake Thera the Secretary General of the Congress of Religions have called upon all those who are responsible and the general citizenry to ensure t...


  • EASTER MESSAGE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS ' CONFERENCE
    Created: Saturday, 21 April 2012 16:42
    Once again we celebrate the most central fact of the Christian Faith: The Resurrection of the Lord Jesus. It is the Lord’s Passover, his glorious transition from death to life and it is so crucial for our Christian existence. St. Paul affirms that ...


  • House opening in Muthur for resettled families
    Created: Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:30
    Twenty houses built in Muthur, Trincomalee District with CAFOD funding were handed over on 10th April 2012 to beneficiary's families who had earlier been displaced due to the war in North and East.Rev. Fr. Francis Dias, Director of EHED Trincomalee was pr...


  • Child Rights Training for Probation Officers
    Created: Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:26
    A group of 80 participants including Probation Officers of the Western Province and a few Managers of Children's Homes in the Western Province attended a Capacity Building Training Programmes on Child Rights and Child Protection held at SEDEC on 27th Marc...


  • Annual Staff Lenten Retreat
    Created: Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:21
    Eymard Campbell Retreat House in Hanwella was the venue for the annual Lenten Retreat of the Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC Staff, held on 26th March 2012. Rev.Fr. Lasantha de Abrew SJ preached the Retreat and conducted the Way lf the Cross, followed by Euch...


  • CAPACITY BUILDIGN ON HUMAN RIGHTS
    Created: Wednesday, 11 April 2012 21:56
    A group of  19 Diocesan representatives from Mannar, Jaffna, Vanni, Trincomalee and Batticaloa participated in a 2 – day Capacity building workshop on Human Rights held in the SEDEC auditorium on 22nd and 23rd March 2012. It was proceeded by a revi...


  • REFRESHER COURSE ON PROJECT MANAGEMENT
    Created: Wednesday, 11 April 2012 21:55
    A 3  - day Refresher Course on Project Management,  Evaluation and Reporting (PMER) was held from 21st to 23rd March 2012 for the Diocesan representatives who had earlier participated in the two modules (Modules I  &  II) on Projec...


  • Reflection for Easter Sunday
    Created: Wednesday, 04 April 2012 23:52
    Easter is a day to rejoice. “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.” (Psalm 118:24) We rejoice today because our faith in Christ has been vindicated, truth has triumphed over falsity, justice over injustice and a seemingly t...


  • STRATEGIC PROJECT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP FOR DIOCESAN DIRECTORS
    Created: Wednesday, 04 April 2012 23:48
    A  3 – Day Workshop on Strategic Project Management was held from 28th – 30th March 2012 with the participation of Diocesan Directors and Senior Staff of the National Centre. It was facilitated by Pass Asia Consultants. ...


  • Reflection for Palm Sunday
    Created: Saturday, 31 March 2012 11:58
    Jesus’ final journey to Jerusalem with the palm leaves is the culmination of his three years of public life and service to humanity. His earthly journey of thirty three years finds its climax in Jerusalem. It is a Journey of Love. Jesus enters Jerusa...


  • Reflection for Fifth Sunday in Lent
    Created: Saturday, 31 March 2012 11:37
    The Greeks had an extraordinary thirst for the truth. They were characteristically seekers of the truth. The Gospel of today shows that the first Greeks went to Jesus in search of the truth. How had these Greeks come to hear of Jesus and to be interest...


  • CARITAS SRI LANKA – SEDEC REFUTES MINISTER’S BASELESS ALLEGATION
    Created: Thursday, 29 March 2012 12:51
    In a news item telecast over ITN at 9.30 pm on 23rd March 2012, Hon Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of Health accused Caritas SEDEC Sri Lanka as an NGO of being responsible for instigating farmers to protest. He also claimed that Caritas SEDEC Sri Lanka ha...