Caritas initiative to reconcile war-torn Sri Lanka

Posted July 18, 2016 11:11 am by Editor

Caritas initiative to reconcile war-torn Sri Lanka

Caritas Sri Lanka organized an event last week to respond to what they say is an urgent need to reconcile individuals and communities who experienced three decades of ethnic-related civil war. Over 100 Sinhalese and Tamils from Jaffna, Mannar, Kandy and Anuradhapura dioceses gathered at Our Lady of Madhu Shrine’s Retreat House on July 15 – 16 to “bring hearts and minds together for national reconciliation.”  “On the first day they had some fear but that vanished and they became good friends,” said Father M. Jeyabalan, who works for reconciliation between the two ethnic groups. “The program helped people understand

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