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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April 3, 2009

The executive secretary for justice and peace of the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka has been arrested by a terrorism investigation unit of the government in Colombo.

Media reports said that Santha Fernando, who heads the justice and peace commission of the NCC, an ecumenical...

March 27, 2009

Clergy from the Church of England are being invited to provide respite for Sri Lankan priests in the war-torn country.

English clergy will be asked to take over from Sri Lankan clergy in safe regions, so that those clergy can provide respite for their countrymen in conflict zones.

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March 27, 2009

Clergy from the Church of England are being invited to provide respite for Sri Lankan priests in the war-torn country.

English clergy will be asked to take over from Sri Lankan clergy in safe regions, so that those clergy can provide respite for their countrymen in conflict zones.

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January 16, 2009

Churches have joined in condemning the killing of the editor of a Sri Lanka newspaper who had written before his death that he would be assassinated by government-backed forces, and they say it bodes ill for the right of people to know what is going on.

Lasantha Wickramatunga, editor of...

January 16, 2009

Churches have joined in condemning the killing of the editor of a Sri Lanka newspaper who had written before his death that he would be assassinated by government-backed forces, and they say it bodes ill for the right of people to know what is going on.

Lasantha Wickramatunga, editor of...

December 19, 2008

Church leaders in Sri Lanka say they are disappointed by the government rejecting their call for a Christmas truce in the country's continuing civil war.

"This is really frustrating," Anglican Bishop Kumara Illangasinghe told Ecumenical News International on December 19 from his diocesan...

December 19, 2008

Church leaders in Sri Lanka say they are disappointed by the government rejecting their call for a Christmas truce in the country's continuing civil war.

"This is really frustrating," Anglican Bishop Kumara Illangasinghe told Ecumenical News International on December 19 from his diocesan...

October 15, 2008

Churches in Sri Lanka say they are "deeply perturbed by the humanitarian crisis in the country" that coincides with an all-out offensive by government forces to capture remaining areas under the control of ethnic Tamil rebels.

"The present situation is totally inimical to the fostering...

July 10, 2008

A Sri Lankan bishop has spoken out against assaults and harassment of media personnel in Sri Lanka, which critics say are linked to an action by the country's armed forces to finally rout Tamil rebels from what is seen as their last stronghold.

 

"The current unabated wave of...

July 10, 2008

A Sri Lankan bishop has spoken out against assaults and harassment of media personnel in Sri Lanka, which critics say are linked to an action by the country's armed forces to finally rout Tamil rebels from what is seen as their last stronghold.

 

"The current unabated wave of...

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