Church of Ceylon

Until 1970, the Church was part of the Church of India, Pakistan, Burma, and Ceylon. The first Anglican services were held in 1796, and missionaries began their work in 1818.

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July 5, 2017

[Episcopal Relief & Development] Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Church of Ceylon’s Diocese of Colombo to feed more than 3,000 displaced people following severe and widespread flooding in Sri Lanka. These relief activities, led by the diocesan Board of Social...

May 30, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Clergy in Sri Lanka have been urged to prepare their churches and church halls to provide refuge for people displaced by serious flooding in the country’s Southern and Sabaragamuwa regions. On May 31, Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Center said that 202 people...

June 23, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Ceylon has launched an emergency response to devastating floods in Sri Lanka that have claimed more than 100 lives and left thousands homeless and without resources. As floodwaters recede, agencies are taking stock. Communities require...

May 1, 2014

[Anglican Communion News Service] Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs has announced the establishment of a special police unit to address religious disputes in the country.

State media revealed that the Religious Disputes Unit would operate similar to the tourism...

January 28, 2013

[Anglican Communion News Service] The bishop of Colombo has called members of the Church of Ceylon to fast, pray and lament over the state of the nation of Sri Lanka after what he described as “the complete collapse of the rule of law” there.

The Rt. Rev. Dhiloraj Canagasabey...

March 12, 2012

[Anglican Communion News Service] The church’s faithful witness in Sri Lanka amid a rich inter-religious environment and the challenges of post-war reconciliation has fostered new insights for the work of TEAC (Theological Education in the Anglican Communion). Meeting in Kandy from March 1 – 7...

March 12, 2012

[Anglican Communion News Service] The church’s faithful witness in Sri Lanka amid a rich inter-religious environment and the challenges of post-war reconciliation has fostered new insights for the work of TEAC (Theological Education in the Anglican Communion). Meeting in Kandy from March 1 – 7...

February 15, 2011

Following two waves of severe flooding in Sri Lanka, Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Anglican Diocese of Colombo to provide food and shelter on diocesan grounds for the thousands of people who have been displaced.

In January, the worst floods ever to hit the...

February 15, 2011

Following two waves of severe flooding in Sri Lanka, Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Anglican Diocese of Colombo to provide food and shelter on diocesan grounds for the thousands of people who have been displaced.

In January, the worst floods ever to hit the...

March 9, 2010

Sri Lankan religious leaders have called for free and fair polls scheduled for April in an election campaign that has already been marred by violence.

"If you cannot uphold law and reject violence during the elections, how can we trust that you will do this after the elections?" leaders...

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