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  • CARITAS HOUSING FOR WAR AFFECTED FAMILIES IN KILINOCHCHI DISTRICT
    Created: Thursday, 23 February 2012 21:10
    22 permanent houses constructed with funding aid from Caritas Swiss and Swiss Solidarity were handed over to the beneficiaries in Valaipadu in Poonahari DS Division of Kilinocchchi District on 18th February 2012. On this occasion, 50 fishing boats comp...


  • HOUSING FOR WAR AFFECTED FAMILIES IN JAFFNA
    Created: Thursday, 23 February 2012 21:04
    20 permanent houses built with funding assistance from Caritas Swiss were handed over to war affected families in Columbuthurai, Jaffna on 17th February 2012. The Chief Guest on this occasion was Rt.Rev.Dr. Thomas Savundaranayagam, Bishop of Jaffna and...


  • SEASON OF LENT 2012 - Reflection for Ash Wednesday
    Created: Thursday, 23 February 2012 20:48
    Ashes are what one is reduced to finally one day, the residue after a fi re or burning. When a dedicated social worker who spent his life to build the lives of the poor died recently, he requested that his body be cremated and ashes to be strewn in the...


  • UNITY THROUGH RECONCILIATION - Message from Most Rev Dr Harold Anthony Perera
    Created: Wednesday, 22 February 2012 23:03
    “UNITY THROUGH RECONCILIATION” The Lenten theme chosen by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka for the year 2012 is ‘ Unity Through Reconciliation’. There is no doubt that  this theme has been chosen taking the signs of the time...


  • UNITY THROUGH RECONCILIATION - Message of Rev Fr George Sigamoney
    Created: Wednesday, 22 February 2012 22:59
    The Season of Lent is a call to follow Christ’s austerities. Austerity is the necessary first step towards attaining blessedness. It is a measure of personal and spiritual discipline, in appearance, manner and attitude. Austerity is a conscious effort ...


  • WORKSHOP ON COULSELLING TRAUMATISED CHILDREN
    Created: Monday, 20 February 2012 20:10
    Dr. Jayaruwan Bandara, Child Specialist attached to the De Soysa Maternity Home in Colombo was the Resource Person at a two  day workshop held on 15th and 16th February 2012 in the SEDEC Auditorium, on the subject “Counselling Traumatized Childr...


  • CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP ON ADVOCACY AND LOBBYING
    Created: Wednesday, 15 February 2012 20:09
    A 3-day workshop will be held from 29th February to 2nd March 2012 for around 25 field officers engaged in the IHDtCE program in the Dioceses of Colombo, Chilaw, Kurunegala and Anuradhapura with the objective of introducing the concept of advocacy in rela...


  • Study session on LLRC report
    Created: Sunday, 12 February 2012 21:16
    ADDRESS BY HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR SOUTH AFRICA IN SRI LANKA AT THE STUDY SESSION ON LLRC REPORT HELD AT SEDEC AUDITORIUM ON 31ST JANUARY 2012. COMPARISON BETWEEN TRC AND LLRC RECOMMENDATIONS ...


  • Workshop on Advocacy and Lobbying
    Created: Sunday, 12 February 2012 21:15
    A 3–day workshop will be held from  22nd – 24th February  in Badulla from around 22 field officers  engaged in the IHDtCE programme in the Dioceses of Kandy, Badulla, Galle and Ratnapura with the objective of introducing the concept&nbs...


  • Workshop on livelihoods development
    Created: Thursday, 09 February 2012 21:47
    A 3-day workshop  was held from 18-20 January 2012 at Green Centre, Tholangamuwa to discuss the current implementation strategies of the Caritas livelihoods development program and to develop methodologies for remedying the weaknesses in such stra...


  • OPEN FORUM ON MIGRANT RELATED ISSUES
    Created: Thursday, 09 February 2012 21:39
    Around 40 students of the National Institute of Social Development (NISD) who are training to be Social Workers took part in an open forum arranged by the Caritas Women's Desk under the caption " Social Welfare of migrant workers and their families", h...


  • Study Session on the LLRC Report
    Created: Friday, 03 February 2012 22:25
    The recently released Report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), with special reference to its important recommendations, was discussed during a study session held at the SEDEC Auditorium on 31st January 2012, facilitated by a g...


  • Consultation on Child Protection
    Created: Thursday, 02 February 2012 23:11
    Around 100 members of Clergy and Religious Congregations who are involved in the care of children met at a consultation arranged by Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC on 24th January 2012 under the theme “SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT IN CHILD RIGHTS AND CHILD PROTECT...


  • Microfinance training in Kilinochchi
    Created: Thursday, 02 February 2012 23:08
    A 2-day training workshop was conducted for the key staff of HUDEC Vanni on the tools of microfinance suitable for grass root level communities, especially for the population living in Valaipadu and Veravil villages of Poonahari Division. A group of 12 of...


  • Study Session on LLRC Report
    Created: Thursday, 26 January 2012 20:59
    Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC has arranged a Study Session on the recently released Report of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) appointed by the Government in 2010. ...


  • CARITAS HELPS RESETTLED FAMILIES IN MANNAR DISTRICT
    Created: Thursday, 19 January 2012 21:33
    Many families returning to Musali Division in Mannar District are benefitting from a project funded by Misereor Germany and implemented by Valvuthayam under the direction of Rev Fr S. Jeyabalan, Director and the overall guidance of Caritas Sri Lanka SE...


  • CARITAS SRI LANKA TEAM VISITS JAFFNA
    Created: Thursday, 19 January 2012 21:30
    Rev Fr George Sigamoney, Director of Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC recently led a team of SEDEC Officers on a visit to Jaffna to review the progress of the VICJAF Fishnet Factory functioning under the purview of Caritas Jaffna HUDEC. They  held discussi...


  • SHOULD WE IMPOSE A BAN ON SRI LANKAN HOUSEMAIDS GOING ABROAD?
    Created: Monday, 16 January 2012 19:21
    Hon. Dilan Perera MP, Minister for Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare was the Chief Guest at the International Migrant Day commemoration event organized by Caritas Sri Lanka on 17th December 2011 at the SEDEC Auditorium. ...


  • SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT ON CHILD RIGHTS AND CHILD PROTECTION
    Created: Tuesday, 10 January 2012 20:37
    A consultation with members of Religious Congregations who are engaged in the care of children  will be held on 24th January 2012 at the SEDEC auditorium. Around 100 representatives from all dioceses have been invited to participate in this session ...


  • OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN MIGRATION
    Created: Monday, 19 December 2011 18:44
    “ Let us firmly resolve that we shall no more permit our migrant workers to be exported, exploited, exposed and abused”, said Rev Fr George Sigamoney, National Director of Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC at the International Migrant Day commemoration event he...