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  • National Director of Caritas Sri Lanka has been elected to be the Ex-Co Member of CI
    Created: Thursday, 24 March 2011 05:30
    Rev Fr George Sigamoney, National Director of Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC was elected to be the Caritas Asia Representative to Executive Committee of Caritas Internationalis (CI). Bishop Isao Kikuchi of Nilgata, Japan was elected as the new President of Carit...


  • WOMEN TOWARDS A FULLER LIFE - Theme of Caritas IWD celebrations
    Created: Tuesday, 22 March 2011 05:30
    Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC celebrated International Women's Day (IWD) on 8th March with a group of nearly 400 women of the Dehiwela-Attidiya area, at the Jayasinghe Hall in Dehiwela. Welcoming the participants, Mr Newman Fernando, Senior Executive Manager s...


  • Second Sunday in Lent - How we wound and displace God
    Created: Sunday, 20 March 2011 05:30
    In the foregoing two meditations, we took note of the wounded and displaced persons in our country as a given social phenomenon and reflected over our response to God who challenges us through them. Our premise seemed to be that we see ourselves as those ...


  • CHRIST IS OUR HOPE
    Created: Monday, 14 March 2011 05:30
    ‘CHRIST IS OUR HOPE’, the theme of Caritas Lenten Education Program for this year, especially reflects the hopes of a nation that is slowly rising from the ashes of war.As thousands of families try to put their broken lives together again, they need t...


  • First Sunday in Lent - The displaced in the divine plan of salvation
    Created: Sunday, 13 March 2011 06:30
    The great delusion of the evangelistic and fundamentalist Christians, both in and outside the mainstream churches, is their blind zeal to “find a place for Christ in this world” instead of “creating a world which has a place for Christ”. The reaso...


  • Ash Wednesday - The wounded are many; the healers are few!
    Created: Wednesday, 09 March 2011 05:30
    Here is an experience that the psychiatrist, Dr D.V. Harishchandra had once shared with me. Decades ago when he was working in the Anuradhapura hospital, the local magistrate had requested him to report on the mental state of a serial killer notoriously k...


  • Healing and reconciliation, mutual understanding and respect
    Created: Monday, 07 February 2011 05:30
    A way to secure peace and progress in Sri Lanka Your Excellency Most Rev Dr Joseph Spiteri, Apostolic Nuncio in Sri Lanka, Monsignor Robinson Wijesinghe, Reverend Fathers, Reverend Sisters and friends, I am here this afternoon to represent His Lordship B...


  • Non-affected dioceses show solidarity for flood victims
    Created: Tuesday, 25 January 2011 05:30
    Our National Centre in Borella has been receiving in the past few days a large amount of relief items meant for flood victims in the affected areas. Significantly, this is a gesture by people living in unaffected areas like Colombo who have collected vari...


  • Caritas humanitarian service to the fore in 2010
    Created: Monday, 24 January 2011 05:30
    Unwavering in its commitment to serve the thousands affected by natural and man-made disasters, Caritas Sri Lanka SEDEC, through its National Centre and Diocesan Centres island wide, continued with its sustained effort to deliver relief aid and rehabilita...


  • Caritas celebrates International Women’s Day
    Created: Monday, 10 May 2010 05:30
    International Women’s Day was celebrated by Caritas Sri Lanka at Retreat House, Tewatte on the 8th of March with a full day programme. Sister Ushani Perera who organized the event paid tribute to women in her speech on the purpose of International Women...


  • “Let us uplift our helpless Migrant Workers from misery to a dignified way of life”
    Created: Monday, 10 May 2010 05:30
    This was stated by Rt. Rev. Dr. Harold Anthony Perera, Bishop of Kurunegala and Chairman, Catholic National Commission for Justice, Peace & Human Development. at the premiere for a docu-drama on Migrants and the launch of two books on migration and tr...


  • Caritas collaborates on Capacity Building Programme on Leadership
    Created: Thursday, 18 February 2010 05:30
    A one day workshop on Inspired Leadership for Organizational Management was held on the 11th of February 2010 by Caritas Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Catholic Relief Service (CRS) of USA. The programme was conducted by Dr. Matt Bloom PhD, Associat...


  • Caritas welcomes new National Director
    Created: Thursday, 18 February 2010 05:30
    On the 4th of January 2010, the staff of Caritas Sri Lanka welcomed Rev. Fr. George Sigamoney as their new National Director. At a simple yet elegant ceremony he was welcomed by Mr. Newman Fernando, Senior Executive Manager and thereafter he celebrated Ho...