About us



Seth Sarana is the Social Action Arm of the Archdiocese of Colombo which covers the same area as the Western Province, comprised of the three Administrative Districts of Gampaha in the North, Kalutara in the South and Colombo in the Middle.

Seth Sarana was established on 15th August 1986 and operates under the Archbishop of Colombo and affiliated to Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC; the national secretariat of the National Catholic Commission for Justice Peace and Human Development under the Catholic Bishops Conference in Sri Lanka incorporated by the Act of Parliament No. 17 of 1983.


Realization of a Just Sri Lanka Society based on Gospel values of Love, Forgiveness, Peace, Unity, and Equality; lived, promoted and protected irrespective of ethnicity, community or religion.



To focus our Vision towards the Mission of the Church by achieving the Integral Human Development of the marginalized, exploited and the neglected, irrespective of Ethnicity, community, Race or Creed through people-centered Development processes aimed at leading them towards a self reliant, full and abundant lives based on Christian values of love, care, concern and commitment, bearing witness to Jesus.


  • Eradication Poverty and Economic Development in the families in the Archdiocese of Colombo

  • Protect the Children

  • Strengthen and Promote the Self Hep Group Concept in the Archdiocese

  • Protect the Environment and Sustainable Environment Development

  • Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness

  • Promoting Peace, Reconciliation and Coexistence among the Communities in the Western Province

  • Build dignified people through professionalism

  • Build a Healthy Community

  • Ensure the Financial Stability in the Organization

  • Develop Resource Pool in the organization

Our Sectors


  • Economic Sector 
  • Savings & Credit Culture
  • Self Help products Trade Center
  • Networking
  • Home Management & financial Management
  • Vocational Training  
  • Social Sector 
  • Relationships Management
  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Political Sector 
  • Network with Government
  • Peace and Reconciliation
  • Human Rights
  • Environmental Sector 
  • Garbage Management
  • Environment Protection
  • Agriculture Sector 
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Organic Farming
  • Home Gardening



His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith – The Archbishop of  Colombo

Director – Seth Sarana Caritas Colombo

Very Rev. Fr. Bertram Ranjith – Episcopal Vicar

Advisory Board

Deanery Development Coordinators


advisory committee


Very. Rev. Fr. Freely Muthukudaarachchi


Very Rev. Fr. Jude Samantha

Dr. Ivan Vithanaarachchi


Rev. Fr. Jude Raj Fernando


Mr. Russel Perera



our team

Rev. Fr. Lawrence Ramanayake Director
Mr. Ranjith Silva Empowerment Coordinator – Peace Project/Senior Field Officer
Mr. Roshan De Silva Empowerment Coordinator – Environment Project/Senior Field Officer
Mr. Uchitha Illangasinghe Administration Maintenance & Income Generating Programme Officer
Ms. Rasika Suraweera Empowerment Field Officer
Mrs. Rasika Jayamini Empowerment Coordinator – EFS Project/Field Officer
Mr. Lalith Kumara Empowerment Coordinator – Religious Amity Project/Field Officer
Ms. L.D. Rita Finance Executive Finance Officer
Mr. Niran Fernando Empowerment/Migration Field Officer
Mrs. Francina Francis Administration Office Assistant
Mrs. Hiranthi Rukshani Administration Front Desk Officer
Ms. Thilini Stella Finance Finance Assistant
Mr. Prasad Fernando Migration Divisional Coordinator – Negombo
Mr. Jude De Silva Kalutara Caretaker (Grace Kumari)
Ms. Diluni Tharangani Children & Education Children & Education Coordinator
Mr. Viran Perera IT IT Officer
Mr. Mahesh Peiris Migration Project Coordinator (Migration Project)
Mr. Gishan Pereira Empowerment Field Officer
Mr. R.K. Roshan Administration Driver
Ms. Shenely Perera Empowerment Field Officer
Mrs. Nalin Dias Empowerment Field Officer
Ms. Chathuri Fernando Administration Administration Officer
Mr. W.A.G. Perera Piliyandala Caretaker (Bethany Piliyandala)
Mrs. A. S. Ammal Piliyandala Cook (Bethany Piliyandala)
Mrs. D. A. Sanelda Empowerment Coordinator – Empowerment/Senior Field Officer
Mrs. Gomesz Administration Coordinating Secretary
Ms. Shalika Pereera Finance Trainee Finance Officer
Ms. Dilishiya Benjamin Project Trainee Documentation & Reporting Officer
Mr. Quintus Jayakody Administration Driver
Mr. Terence Sundaram Project Programme Manager
Ms. Gimhani Kaushalya Finance Trainee Assistant Finance Officer
Ms. Dinali Fernando Administration Intern