Monthly Archives: February 2020


33 youth participated to this programme from Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya & Matale Districts. It was organized by The National center Caritas SEDEC and Rev.Fr. Joseph Mirenda Was The first day special guest and he addressed the young people empathizing on the importance of the programme. The   financing was done by the National Centre (CARITAS-Sri-Lanka- SEDEC) to this programme.

On the 20th &21st they were educated about photography, short film and voice recording by the resource persons –   Mr Nicky Thomson and Mr.Haris. Also they visited a Hindu Temple, Church, and Temple of the tooth and to an Elders home to get experience and also for a practical session on recording (video graphing)

On the 22nd they got knowledge about the responsibility of a media person, journalist, and the true nature of the news, history of the media and about the news situations of the past. This session was done by Mr. Hazad.

On the 23rd & 24th the session was conducted by Mr.Laksitha Senevirathne, and he gave a  very good knowledge in an impressing way  to the youth   about  the  Google apps such as Blog, Vlog & kine Master.

On the final day, the Vicar General of Kandy Diocese, very Rev.Fr.Milroy Fonseka participated at the closing ceremony as a special guest. He advised the youth to use the social media in a correct way to build up a good society. Also he distributed the certificates to the participants. Further, each participant  received a pen drive from the National Centre and also they gave a common Mobile phone to CARITAS –Kandy-SETIK, to convey the messages to National Centre, which will be share in  DC youth group.



The above mentioned Christmas programme was celebrated with the participation of 208 people of all four religions from Kandy District.

Especially, without any differences of ethnic or religion they took part in singing and dancing as a one family and they took attempt to build up a strong “Unity” among their societies through this programme.

The Chief Guest of this programme was Rev.Fr.Newman Peiris, mentioned at his speech, that the Lord Jesus Christ was born on this earth to forgive the sinners and to bring peace among them; therefore we too should live in the way he showed us. We should live with peace and harmony.

At the end Christmas gifts were given to the children who took part in the programme.82310891_1410059552495886_6092943754040180736_o82268387_1410059345829240_197297435934982144_o81969443_1410059419162566_4093504063910445056_o82310891_1410059552495886_6092943754040180736_o81812314_1410059509162557_741996660271349760_o


International tea day was celebrated by caritas Kandy SETIK on 14th of December 2019 at Holy cross church’s parish hall in Hatton.

Rev Fr.Mahendra  Gunathilaka (The National Director – SEDEC) was the chief guest of this programme. The guest of honor of this programme was Rev Fr Desmond Perera  (The director Caritas Kandy – SETIK) Rev Fr Mangaladas (District coordinator – Matale District) , Rev Fr Newman Pieris (District coordinator – Nuwaraeliya District) were also presented on this programme.

.Mr A.C.R.John (Ecomonic Development officer – Ambagamuwa Divisional Secretariat and social activist on plantation sector) who was the resource person of this programme had given speech by highlighting basic needs and rights of plantation community, Facts of giving Rs 1000/= for a labour etc….

265 participant (CBO Members) were mobilized from this programme.DSC_7415DSC_7426DSC_7433DSC_7432DSC_7456DSC_7526DSC_7466DSC_7551DSC_7572DSC_7486


International migrant day falls on 18th December each year. In commemoration of the migrant day Caritas Kandy SETIK Organized a programme on 7th of December 2019 at the SETIK Auditorium. The Chief Guest of the programme was Rev. Fr. Desmond Perera, the Director of Caritas Kandy – SETIK, under the theme ‘let’s respects the working women’. Mrs. Sobana Rajendran, a senior Lecture of the Peradeniya University delivered the day’s message on migrant issues. CBO leaders (Women) from Kandenuwara, Ambalamana, and Hatton with youth participated in the programme. 175 Members were mobilized from this programme.  The SETIK Staff gave their fullest co-operation and the programme was conducted by EPW Unit.DSC_7092DSC_7097DSC_7129DSC_7165DSC_7161DSC_7218DSC_7239