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.

Articles

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...

September 24, 2009

With heavy rains worsening the situation for displaced Sri Lankans, Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is continuing to support the relief efforts.

Earlier this year, a battle between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers rebel group forced nearly 300,000 people to leave...

September 24, 2009

With heavy rains worsening the situation for displaced Sri Lankans, Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is continuing to support the relief efforts.

Earlier this year, a battle between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers rebel group forced nearly 300,000 people to leave...

June 26, 2009

The head of the Anglican Church of Canada has urged the Canadian prime minister to lead international efforts to protect the civil liberties of Sri Lankans following a government victory over the rebel Tamil Tigers.

In a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper dated June 23, Archbishop...

June 10, 2009

The Anglican bishop of Colombo has warned against harassment of civil rights activists and those seeking to serve the displaced in Sri Lanka following the government's victory over ethnic Tamil rebels.

"We must become a nation in which every woman, man and child, regardless of religion...

June 10, 2009

The Anglican bishop of Colombo has warned against harassment of civil rights activists and those seeking to serve the displaced in Sri Lanka following the government's victory over ethnic Tamil rebels.

"We must become a nation in which every woman, man and child, regardless of religion...

May 19, 2009

Sri Lankan church leaders say the end of the country's 26-year civil war announced by the government is a signal to address grievances and to ensure citizens from all ethnic and religious groups can feel proud of their nation.

The island nation's President Mahinda Rajapaksa on May 19...

May 19, 2009

Sri Lankan church leaders say the end of the country's 26-year civil war announced by the government is a signal to address grievances and to ensure citizens from all ethnic and religious groups can feel proud of their nation.

The island nation's President Mahinda Rajapaksa on May 19...

May 6, 2009

Episcopal Relief and Development, the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church, is working with the Diocese of Colombo to provide shelter, bedding, food, water and medical assistance to people of Sri Lanka who have been displaced by current hostilities between the...

May 6, 2009

Episcopal Relief and Development, the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church, is working with the Diocese of Colombo to provide shelter, bedding, food, water and medical assistance to people of Sri Lanka who have been displaced by current hostilities between the...

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