Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Capacity Building Workshop

The capacity building workshop for staff, under the CAFOD programme, was held at the SETIK Auditorium, Kandy, on the 30th of November 2012.  Mr. Lalith Abeysinghe was the resource person of this workshop.

The staff members were enlightened about the planning tools (social map, climate chart, organization chart and nutrition chart) and provable analysis, with Tamil interpretation.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Orentation Programme for Staff Capacity Building Programme

An orientation programme for staff capacity building programme was held at SETIK auditorium on the 30th of October, presided over by Mr. N. C. Gregory, the Administrative Manager.  Mr. Mahinda Gunaratne, the Representative of CAFOD in Sri Lanka too was present on this occasion.

Mr. Lalith Abeysinghe functioned as the resource contributor, who enlightened the staff of the significance of capacity building, the vision and mission of the organization.

Further, time tables were decided for the future programmes at a discussion held with the staff.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Awareness Programme for Government Officers

Problematic situation will arise when the government officers serve the community.  This may arise from both parties.

In order to minimize these problems and to enhance the efficiency and quality of the government officers, we conducted an awareness programme on 27th August 2012 at the auditorium of the Ukuwela Divisional Secretariat on Practical problems faced in administration while serving the public, Efficiency of service and safe guarding the basic rights and privileges of the public, Facing the challenges in performing duties and build public relations.

This awareness programme was conducted specially for 121 recruits who joined the public service recently.  Resource contribution was rendered by Mr. Cyril Poddalgoda, Attorney-at-Law and an experienced senior officer in public service.

The participants gained a good knowledge on the significance of Law in public service, virtuous qualities of a government officer, serving the public with maximum satisfaction.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Workshop for Government Officers on Administrative Law

The workshop held at the District Secretariat Auditorium at Matale on 17-02-2012 for all District Secretaries, Assistant district secretaries, Auditors and assistant planning directors of Matale.
In these administrative areas the most suitable and the valuable ways of working with the people and how to create a suitable environment were enlightened by Mrs. Uththara N. Rupasinghe, the legal officer of Caritas Kandy–SETIK.
The description of facts on general entrance to law, the classification of law, administrative law and the application of law was an opening for a debate. To these 37 members of government officers who participated, it was an attractive and fruitful occasion.
The participants of the programme in giving their opinions made it known that the facts that were given in the lecture was very important in the primary duties and request for another week long camp to discuss about administrative law in detailed manner was also made.
In the evaluation of this programme 50% of the participants made its known that what they learnt was useful and holds a very important place in their primary duties. Six officers of Caritas Kandy SETIK participated as organizers. We thank respectfully to the District Secretary of Matale Mrs. Meegasmulle for having given a chance to the government officers of Matale district to participate in this programme.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Inter Religious Forum

The Matale District Inter Religious Forum was held at St. Thomas' Church hall, Matale, on the 28th of July 2011, under the theme of "Let us build Social Cohesion through Unity".

Buddhist monks, Priests from Catholic, Anglican, Baptist and Salvation Army Churches, Hindu Kurukkal and a Maulavi from Isalm faith were among the religious dignetaries who enlightened the gathering.

The main objective of this programme was to contribute to build a virtuous society with mutual trust and harmony. Rev. Fr. Desmond Perera, Coordinator-"SETIK" Organization, Matale District, took the initiative actions to organize this forum. Various conflicts and confrontations erupted in the society, the way of their meditation and their experience gained while sloving these conflicts were among the topics discussed. Further, they were also able to gather some knowledge about the religious and cultural diversity and to discard the misunderstandings they had. After this religious forum the following divisions were taken by the religious dignataries to show their religious harmony.

1) To hold a religious observance programme to display inter religious harmony and solidarity.

2)To arrange a visit to Jaffna areas, especially to places of religious significance and to hold further forums in religious places.

Now, this religious forum has been organized as a formal structure as "Matale District Religious Forum". The Chairmanship will be held by Ven. Malakotuwe Wimala Dhamma - Registrar, Sasanaraksha Balamandalaya, Matale and Rev. Father Dilan Fernando -Parish Priest of St. Thomas' Church, Matale will function as Secretary.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Enlightening Programme for Police Officers.

The enlightening programme for Police Officers, organized by the Human Rights unit of the Caritas Kandy (SETIK) organization was held at Galaha Ramakrishna Hindu Vidyalaya on the 16th July 2011. "Will minimize the hindrance caused to the public in receiving of complaints and issuing of police character certificates and police reports for Legal matters" were the main themes of this programme.

Mr. Halangoda, senior police superitendent (Lecturer police training college - Pahalagama) was the Resource Person. 36 Police officers attached to Galaha police station participated to this programme.

Preserving the rights of the people in obtaining their legal documents and enhancing the cordial relationship between the people and the police officers were the main intention of this programme.

This type of enlightment programmes are being frequently conducted by us to create virtuous attitudinal change in the officers in serving the people, expressing their views said that they were able to identify their short comings and weaknesses and to improve their knowledge. They also said that this programme was a great advantage for them to render their services friendly and efficiently.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


With the help and support of the CAFOD organization, the Capacity Building training programme was conducted to develop the capacity of our CAFOD HR unit staff and the Co-ordinators of the other relevant units i.e. Youth, Eradication of Child Labour, CRS, Migrants', Training, Plantation & IHDP projects. The resource contribution for this programme was rendered by Mr. Mahinda Gunaratne, CAFOD Programme Accompanier.

A seminar was organized at the commencement to identify the requirement of the field of capacity development. Two main requirements were identified as follows;

1) Planning of Projects
2) Field Evaluation

Three training sessions were conducted and the M.S.C . practical training was held at the Medawala field.

After the conclusion of this training course, the trainees were awarded with certificates at the 'SETIK' auditorium, Kandy, on 30th April 2011, which was presided by the Rev. Fr. Camillus D. Jansz-Director SETIK, and with the participation of Mr Maninda Gunaratne-the CAFOD Programme Accompanier, Mr. N. C. Gregory-Manager/ Administrator 'SETIK'. Fifteen (15) staff members who successfully completed the training programme, received the certificates.

This training course immensely benefited the staff to plan their future programmes very efficiently. We are sure, in our day to day work, our staff members will use this 'Most Significant Change' methodology for field evaluations.