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Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee of Rev.Fr. Mahendra Gunatilleke

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The Staff of Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC  celebrated  Holy Mass  on July 25, 2017 in praising  theLord  on the occasion of the 25th  Priestly Ordination Anniversary of Rev.Fr. Mahendra Gunatilleke, the National Director of Caritas Sri Lanka. Rev. Fr. Camillus Fernando & Rev. Fr. Desmond Perera who also celebrate this milestone in their Priestly vocations

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Caritas Sri Lanka assists Flood & Landslide Victims of Aranayake to rebuild their Houses

20170712_113524Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC in coordination with Caritas Ratnapura - Sethmini will build 16 houses for the families affected by the 2016 flood and landslide in the Aranayake Divisional Secretariat Division, in the Kegalle district.These families were compelled to relocate from their original homes in 2016 due to the threat of landslides and floods and have been living in temporary shelter in the Dooldeniya village within the Aranayake DS Division.

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Training on Solid Waste Management

Caritas Sri Lanka organized a training session on solid waste management systems recently, with the objective of creating awareness among its staff of the importance of managing waste through waste separation and composting with the home produced bio-degradable waste.

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Religious Harmony for Peace and Prosperity

Caritas Sri Lanka organized a religious symposium in Jaffna recently with the objective of creating opportunities for peace and harmony between different religious groups in the country. Several religious leaders representing Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic and Christian faiths, Diocesan level peace activists, government officers, Sri Lanka Army Officials Diocesan and Caritas National Centre Staff participated in the 2-day programme, held at Thalsevana Hotel in Kakesanthurai, Jaffna.

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Local Corporates McLarens & Lalan Fabrics co-partner with Caritas Sri Lanka in Post-Conflict Housing

Two of Sri Lanka’s well known Corporates, McLarens Holdings and Lalan Fabrics (Pvt) Ltd., joined hands with Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC, in contributing towards post-conflict housing in Neelankerny, Muttur Trincomalee.

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Caritas Development Institute (CDI) of Caritas Bangladesh visit SEDEC

A seven member team from the Caritas Development Centre (CDI) of Caritas Bangladesh visited Sri Lanka from 11th to 16th June 2017 for an exposure visit. The team comprised of Mr. Theophil Nokrek, Director (CDI), Mr. Joseph Rozairo, Coordinator Training, Mr. Golam Maainuddin, Coordinator Research, 3 Senior Faculty Members Ms. Khurshidha Akhtar Jahan, Mr. M. D. Shafiqul Islam, Ms. Sukti  Kona  Sangma and Mr. Mohammed Mamunur Rashid , Senior Manager from Caritas Bangladesh National Centre. The exposure visit provided an opportunity for the visitors as well as the host, Caritas Sri Lanka to share the best practices and to learn from each other.

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Final Advocacy Programme under Safe Labour Migration

The third and final capacity building, training programme organized by the Migration Unit of Caritas Sri Lanka was held recently for the Diocesan Staff along with other stakeholders in the Safe Labour Migration Programme. The sole objective of the training was to enhance the knowledge of project staff of the 13 Diocesan Centres, civil society members, community leaders and local government authorizes who work for the betterment and welfare of the migrant workers and their families. To achieve this, three separate programmes had been designed and of which the final one was held on 29th and 30th of June 2017 at the SEDEC Auditorium.

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Orientation Workshop on New Reconciliation Project

Caritas Sri Lanka organized an orientation workshop under the latest project implementation named, “Helping People Move Towards Reconciliation”. This is a CAFOD UK funded project aimed at establishing Peace and Reconciliation among different ethnic groups who are divided by various social boundaries such as ethnicity, religions and languages. The project will be implemented from May 2017 to April 2018.

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CSL Strategic Planning Workshop

The Management of Caritas Sri Lanka (CSL) initiated a review process of the current National Centre Strategic Plan 2015 – 2018 on May 23 – 24, 2017 with the participation of all 13 Diocesan Directors and key staff from the National Centre & the respective Diocesan Centers in Chilaw. The two day review workshop was facilitated by Mr. Kushal Neogy,

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Caritas Relief Aid for Flood Victims 2017

Colombo - Galle - Rathnapura

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