Migrant returnees and the aspiring migrants of the central province participated in the international migrants day celebration held at Caritas Kandy (SETIK) auditorium on 18th December 2013 under the theme “if my mother migrates.” An art exhibition with the paintings by 300 children of migrants were also exhibited and winners were awarded 10 prizes and 40 certificates.
Chief Guest at this occasion was Rt. Rev. Dr. Harold Anthony, Bishop of Kurunegala and the Chairman of Catholic Migrant Commission.
Welcoming those present on this occasion Rev. Fr. Director Camillus D. Jansz, Caritas Kandy (SETIK) said that the institution has been commemorating International Migrant Day annually for the past so many years, for the safeguard of the migrant workers rights.
Officers attached to the police, government institutions and the Foreign Employment Bureau were also present at the occasion.