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

April 7, 2008

Churches in Sri Lanka have deplored the killing of government minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, a Roman Catholic, in a bomb blast at a sports event near Colombo.

 

"A sporting event planned to build community ended with an abrupt and violent shattering of community," lamented...

April 7, 2008

Churches in Sri Lanka have deplored the killing of government minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, a Roman Catholic, in a bomb blast at a sports event near Colombo.

 

"A sporting event planned to build community ended with an abrupt and violent shattering of community," lamented...

March 14, 2008

Churches in Sri Lanka have urged the government to set up urgently a constitutional council which they say is mandatory under Sri Lankan law. The call by the church and civil society groups coincides with government forces going all-out to wrest control of the Vanni region from separatist Tamil...

March 14, 2008

Churches in Sri Lanka have urged the government to set up urgently a constitutional council which they say is mandatory under Sri Lankan law. The call by the church and civil society groups coincides with government forces going all-out to wrest control of the Vanni region from separatist Tamil...

February 6, 2008

Church leaders in Sri Lanka have repeated demands for a "peace zone" around the popular Roman Catholic shrine at Madhu near Mannar in the north of the country after an anti-personnel mine killed 18 Catholics and injured many more near the religious site.

 

"It is sad that the...

February 6, 2008

Church leaders in Sri Lanka have repeated demands for a "peace zone" around the popular Roman Catholic shrine at Madhu near Mannar in the north of the country after an anti-personnel mine killed 18 Catholics and injured many more near the religious site.

 

"It is sad that the...

February 1, 2008

Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is providing emergency assistance to communities in Sri Lanka affected by ongoing civil unrest. At least 55 people were killed over the past weekend in the latest clash in a civil war that has been waging between the Sri Lankan Military and Tamil Tiger...

January 24, 2008

Peace and aid advocacy groups in Sri Lanka, including those linked to churches, have deplored the portrayal of United Nations agencies and international relief groups as agents of Tamil rebels.

"This is a clear attempt to undermine any international scrutiny of the ongoing war in the...

January 24, 2008

Peace and aid advocacy groups in Sri Lanka, including those linked to churches, have deplored the portrayal of United Nations agencies and international relief groups as agents of Tamil rebels.

"This is a clear attempt to undermine any international scrutiny of the ongoing war in the...

January 16, 2008

The January 8 assassination of Sri Lanka Parliamentarian D.M. Dassanayake and his bodyguard "adds to the long and unending list of utterly senseless killings that continue to engulf us and must be condemned," said Colombo Bishop Duleep de Chickera.

"In today's chaotic culture of...

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