Central province forum was held on 23rd of January 2019 at SETIK auditorium Kandy with the participation of 35 members
Mr. Murugiah joined as the resource person and we continued to talk about the land issues and about salary increments.
Furthermore, we discussed,
- What is a collective agreement
- What are the things included in such a document?
- The parties who are supposed to sign during the agreement and also about the relevant trade unions who are connected with the procedure etc…..
Involving local media to promote interreligious harmony programme was held on 06th of April 2019 at SETIK auditorium Kandy
This programme was conducted by the PCV unit of Caritas Kandy SETIK with the participation of 25 members including religious leaders, PCV project field members, PCV Advisory committee members, Sunday school teachers, social activists and also media persons.
This was carried out under the theme of “prevention of drug abuse with the contribution of media” Here they suggested that everyone in the community must work together to prevent drug addiction. Therefore the children must be directed with spiritual guidance.
Rev Fr. Desmond Perera, The Hindu religious leader of Mahaiyawa temple, The Islamic leader of Katupalli mosque Stated that they have already started the spiritual guidance for their children. This event was reported and published in the Thinakaran (09.04.2019), Vidivelli (10.04.2019) and Veerakesari (10.04.2019) newspapers.
The Christmas Programme was celebrated on the 12th of December 2018 in the SETIK auditorium kandy. Rev Fr Desmond Perera Director of Caritas Kandy Setik was the chief guest of this event.
In his address, he pointed out the importance of celebrating Christmas along with other religious communities. And also how to practice this sort of platforms to proceed good work related to inter religious harmony.
Inter religious forum members representing all four religions, Sunday school children and their Teachers,Staff members of Caritas Kandy Setik took part in this particular event.
The Director of the D B L C Project Mr.Peter Van Hoof and finance auditor Mr.Christin Wouters were in Sri Lanka on an official visit from 1st July to the 4th of July. During their visit they had discussions with Rt.Rev.Dr.Vianney Fernando, the Bishop of kandy the Chairman Caritas SEDEC and the Caritas Kandy Setik Director Rev.Fr.Desmond Perera. They were very much interested in visiting the fields where DBLC is working and we too was honored by having them with us.
Our Organization Caritas Kandy SETIK along with some of the Parishes in the diocese of Kandy, contributed immensely to the victims affected by the landslides and floods in the district of Galle. Rev. Fr. Desmond Perera- the Director of SETIK and the staff handed over the relief goods to the Director of the Caritas SED GALLE
The women’s societies ‘Samagi’ of Mahaiyawa and ‘Siriliya’ of Welikanda obtain their services from the ‘Micro Finance Project’ of the Caritas SETIK Organization. Accordingly these two societies have obtained micro finance loans to be distributed among the members to commence their self-employment.
Now, these members successfully engage in their employment and earn a good income. This has become a strength to their societies too. Now, these members display their characteristics of leadership and sustainability A Micro Finance loans of Rs.60,000/= each was given to these societies with the patronage of Rev. Father Director of SETIK.