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  • CAFOD delegation visits Sri Lanka
    Created: Sunday, 12 January 2014 00:06
    Ms Sophia Peiris, Program Officer of CAFOD-UK visited Sri Lanka in October, along with Ms Keziya Lavan, Advocacy Accompanier in order to review the progress of the Water and Gender Program being implemented with CAFOD funding support, in the Dioceses of K...


  • International Migrants Day (IMD) – 2013
    Created: Sunday, 05 January 2014 20:54
    Migrant returnees from several Districts shared their experiences at the IMD commemoration held at the SEDEC auditorium on 18th December 2013, under the theme “ Decent work for all migrants”. On this occasion, 41 youth volunteers who had attended e...


  • Upcoming Events - January 2014
    Created: Wednesday, 01 January 2014 00:00
    12th – 25th January - A team of three theologians from UK will visit Sri Lanka as part of CAFOD’s Theology Programme. During the visit, they will meet with beneficiaries of projects implemented by CAFOD partners, as well as meeting with theo...


  • Housing and livelihood support for flood and war victims
    Created: Friday, 27 December 2013 00:24
    On 21st November, one of the four houses built for flood victims in Rotawewa, Dambulla in Kandy Diocese was symbolically  handed over to the beneficiary family, while  on 22nd November the ownership of one of the eight houses built in Karuvep...


  • ONE HUMAN FAMILY, FOOD FOR ALL
    Created: Friday, 27 December 2013 00:18
    A special Eucharistic Celebration was held  at 12 noon on 10th December at the SEDEC Chapel to coincide with the worldwide launch of the Caritas International Campaign titled “ONE HUMAN FAMILY, FOOD FOR ALL” which is aimed at ending poverty wh...


  • Rice mill in Mannar District
    Created: Tuesday, 10 December 2013 20:22
    A rice mill has been constructed in Paruppakkadandan, Mannar District as part of the community development program supported by Caritas Swiss in the North. ...


  • Upcoming Events - December 2013
    Created: Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00
    14th -18th December:A 4-day capacity building programme on Safe Migration and Human Trafficking will be conducted in SEDEC for a group of 50 youth volunteers and migrant returnees. The participants will represent the Dioceses of Colombo, Kandy, Galle, K...


  • SEMINAR ON WOMEN LEADERSHIP IN SOCIAL ACTION
    Created: Thursday, 21 November 2013 23:31
    A  group of nearly 85 participants from all Dioceses, including Diocesan Human Rights Coordinators and group leaders of Community Based Organisations attended a seminar on “Women Leadership in Social Action” held at SEDEC on 27th September 201...


  • MICROFINANCE TRAINING FOR DIOCESAN STAFF
    Created: Thursday, 21 November 2013 23:29
    A group of 37 Staff and volunteers from the Diocesan Centres in Vanni, Mannar and Trincomalee, along with officers from Caritas National Centre participated in a 2 – day Capacity Building Training programme on Microfinance, with special focus on Revolvi...


  • Caritas Sri Lanka hosts South Asia farmer’s conference
    Created: Sunday, 17 November 2013 11:23
    Thirteen representatives of agricultural communities in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka participated in a farmer’s conference organized by Caritas Asia and hosted by Caritas Sri Lanka. The conference was held in mid-September 2013 in...


  • VISIT OF CARITAS PPORTUGAL DELEGATION
    Created: Tuesday, 12 November 2013 20:52
    A two -member delegation comprising Mr. Eugenio Jose da Cruz Fonseca, President of Caritas Portugal and Mr. Joao Pereira – Programme Officer visited Sri Lanka from 1st to 8th October to review the progress of projects supported by them in the Diocese...


  • TRAINING IN ORGANIC FARMING
    Created: Sunday, 03 November 2013 16:22
    Under the project on  “Substantiation of Community Institutions for Sustainable  Agriculture to Ensure Food Security”, a 2- day capacity building training programme on organic farming and how to establish domestic economic units was held ...


  • MDM TEAM VISITS MANNAR AND KILINOCHCHI
    Created: Monday, 28 October 2013 10:20
    Mr. Christian Raggioli and Ms. Sophie Baylac of Medicins du Monde – MDM France visited Mannar and Kilinochchi from 8th to 11th  October to assess the progress of the mobile medical clinics being conducted with the support of MDM. ...


  • CHILD PROTECTION POLICY OUTREACH PROGRAMME
    Created: Wednesday, 16 October 2013 23:19
    A group of parents, senior students and Diocesan Programme Coordinators numbering nearly 50, participated in a 2 – day outreach programme held on 23rd and 24th August at Janasetha, Kurunegala under the Child Protection Policy Programme. All 13 Dioces...


  • WATER PROJECTS IN PROGRESS IN 5 DIOCESES
    Created: Wednesday, 16 October 2013 23:14
    Under the CAFOD funded projects to promote “Water Resource Management and Women’s Empowerment”, the construction of 20 wells is in progress in various locations in the dioceses of Anuradhapura, Jaffna, Mannar, Kurunegala and Kandy. ...


  • The Church always stood for one sovereign country
    Created: Thursday, 10 October 2013 21:07
    “Even though the war is over, our woes are not over yet”. So said the Chairman of Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC, Most Rev. Dr. Vianney Fernando, in the course of his keynote address at the inauguration of the Sri Lanka Working Group Meeting hosted by Car...


  • 45th anniversary of Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC
    Created: Sunday, 29 September 2013 11:35
    A Thanks giving Eucharistic Service to mark the 45th anniversary of Caritas Sri Lanka as held in the SEDEC Chapel on 17th September 2013, with the Apostolic Nuncio, Most Rev Dr Joseph Spiteri as the Chief Celebrant. The concelebrants were Rt Rev Dr Via...


  • Sri Lanka Working Group (SLWG) Meeting 2013
    Created: Sunday, 29 September 2013 11:10
    The annual SLWG Meeting was held on 17th & 18th September in the SEDEC Auditorium under the theme “Sri Lanka at its crossroads: the state of the nation and the role of the Church”. It was attended by Diocesan delegates of the local Caritas netw...


  • Readjustment to family is vital for migrant returnee women, says Bishop Emmanuel Fernando
    Created: Saturday, 14 September 2013 09:26
    Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC made several Submissions on Safe Migration last week to the Government of Sri Lanka through the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE). Speaking at the event held in this connection at the SEDEC Auditorium, Rt. Rev. Dr. ...


  • Upcoming Events - September 2013
    Created: Tuesday, 10 September 2013 00:00
    10th -14th September – Farmers’ Conference organized by Caritas Asia and hosted by Caritas Sri Lanka in collaboration with Caritas Anuradhapura Sethsaviya will be held in Polonnaruwa. Representatives from Thailand, China, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Ban...