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  • EVALUATION OF CARITAS RESETTLEMENT ACTIVITIES IN MANNAR DISTRICT
    Created: Thursday, 22 March 2012 21:21
    A two-member team of External Evaluators comprising Mr Ralph Otto from Germany and Ms Sheila Richards from Sri Lanka undertook a 3-day visit from 2nd to 4th March 2012 in the Musali DS Division in Mannar District in order to make an assessment of the a...


  • Catholic Church voices against the proposed legislation to legalize abortion
    Created: Thursday, 22 March 2012 21:17
    The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka (CBCSL) has come out in protest against the government’s plan to enact legalization that would permit abortion. A CBCSL statement issued in January this year has said that the Bishops are not in agreeme...


  • CHILD RIGHTS TRAINING FOR PROBATION OFFICERS
    Created: Thursday, 22 March 2012 21:15
    A Capacity Building Training Programme on Child Rights and Child Protection will be held on 27th March 2012 at SEDEC Auditorium for a group of around 75 Probation Officers of the Western Province...


  • WORKSHOP ON EMPOWERMENT AND ADVOCACY
    Created: Sunday, 18 March 2012 10:55
    25 Participants from  Colombo, Kurunegala, Chilaw and Anuradhapura Diocesan Centres attended a 3- day Refresher Workshop on Empowerment and Advocacy, held in Anuradhapura from 29th February to 2nd March 2012. The programme was facilitated by Pass Asi...


  • LLRC Report Study Session in Batticaloa
    Created: Sunday, 18 March 2012 10:53
    A large gathering of more than 125 persons consisting of Priests, Nuns and civil society participants led by the Bishop of Trincomalee/Batticaloa, Rt Rev Dr  Kingsley Swampillai and the Director of Caritas EHED Batticaloa, Rev Fr Cryton Outschoorn...


  • Capacity Improvement Workshop on Safe Migration
    Created: Sunday, 18 March 2012 10:50
    Eight participants from Galle, Kandy, Badulla, Ratnapura, Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Anuradhapura Diocesan Centres attended a Capacity Improvement Workshop on Safe Migration Advocacy held at SEDEC Auditorium on 15th February 2012. ...


  • International Women’s Day (IWD) 2012
    Created: Sunday, 18 March 2012 10:47
    A group of around 40 novices in Sister Formation and female staff of Caritas Sri Lanka participated in an IWD event held on 8th March in the SEDEC Auditorium to mark International Women’s Day. ...


  • Signature campaign for Safe Migration
    Created: Sunday, 18 March 2012 10:30
    Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC in collaboration with its Diocesan Centres in Trincomalee, Galle, Kandy, Batticaloa, Ratnapura, Anuradhapura, Kurunegala and Badulla has launched a Signature Campaign to collect 10,000 signatures in support of a request to the g...


  • Reflection for Fourth Sunday in Lent
    Created: Sunday, 18 March 2012 10:28
    One of the most despised creatures on earth is the serpent. It is considered a cursed being. When the people of Israel murmured and complained about their journey through the wilderness God punished them by sending fiery serpents. However, when the peo...


  • LENTEN RETREAT FOR CARITAS SRI LANKA – SEDEC STAFF
    Created: Thursday, 15 March 2012 21:20
    The annual Lenten Retreat for SEDEC staff will be held on Monday 26th March 2012 at Eymard Campbell Retreat House, Hanwella. The Preacher will be Rev.Fr. Lasantha de Abrew S.J....


  • Reflection for Third Sunday in Lent
    Created: Thursday, 15 March 2012 21:10
    One may find it impressive to observe large numbers of Sri Lankans who attend their places of worship for religious observances. More popular in this religiosity are the feasts and festivities, annual celebrations of rituals, “peraheras”, healing s...


  • President grants fuel subsidy to fishermen
    Created: Tuesday, 13 March 2012 21:30
    President Mahinda Rajapakse, after a discussion held at Temple Trees with the Archbishop of Colombo, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, His Lordhship Bishop Valence Mendis of Chilaw and other representatives directed the authorities to increase the...


  • CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE ON LLRC RECOMMENDATIONS
    Created: Tuesday, 13 March 2012 21:28
    The Catholic Bishops' Conference in Sri Lanka issuing a Press Release on the recommendations of the LLRC ( Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission ), says, " Much has been written and discussed since the publication of the Report of the Lessons Le...


  • INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2012
    Created: Thursday, 08 March 2012 21:00
    Adiscussion on " Laws that affect women in Sri Lanka", led by Ms Udani Gunawardene, Attorney-at-Law will be held on 8th March 2012 at SEDEC to mark International Women's Day. It will be followed by an interactive session on the current situation of women ...


  • Passing away of Rev. Fr. Prof. T. Sylvester Sritharan
    Created: Thursday, 08 March 2012 20:47
    We announce with shock and sadness the sudden demise of  Rev Fr Prof. T. Sritharan Sylvester, Procurator General of Trincomalee/Battocaloa Diocese and former Director of Caritas EHED Batticaloa. ...


  • Monitoring visit to Mannar District by German partners
    Created: Monday, 05 March 2012 23:03
    A team of partners led by Ms Tina Braun, Coordinator of  Buendnis Ebntwicklung Hilft (BEH ) Germany and including Mr  Peter Mucke of BEH and Mr W Flor of BMZ Germany undertook a 2-day monitoring visit to Mannar District on 28th & 29th Fer...


  • Orientation Session on Lenten Education Program 2012
    Created: Monday, 05 March 2012 22:48
    Rt Rev Dr Ponniah Joseph, Bishop of Batticaloa and Rev Fr Lasantha de Abrew SJ were the resource persons at an Orientation Session held at the SEDEC Auditorium on 21st February 2012 based on the Lenten Education Program (LEP) for this year. Among the p...


  • Reflection for Second Sunday in Lent
    Created: Monday, 05 March 2012 22:44
    Constancy and fidelity seem to be challenged in a world which is making advances in science and technology on a daily basis. The more new technology is introduced, the more “throw-away-society-attitude” is maintained. This attitude, unfortunately, ...


  • RESEARCH STUDY ON MIGRATION OF SRI LANKAN WOMEN
    Created: Monday, 27 February 2012 21:41
    The findings of a research study carried out by Caritas Sri Lanka in six Districts to detremine the causes of migration of women and a variety of other related issues are reflected in a booklet which is now available in the SEDEC website. The study was wa...


  • Reflection for First Sunday in Lent
    Created: Sunday, 26 February 2012 22:03
    In the First Reading of the First Sunday in Lent, we are presented with the story of Noah and his Ark. This in a way sets the tone for the season. Noah is a symbol of salvation and hope, after “the earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and the earth wa...