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

May 29, 2007

Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is providing assistance to people in Sri Lanka displaced due to conflict in Jaffna, Trincomalee, and Batticaloa.

Sri Lanka has been in civil conflict since the early 1980s. More than 65,000 people have been killed and 650,000 people have been...

May 29, 2007

Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is providing assistance to people in Sri Lanka displaced due to conflict in Jaffna, Trincomalee, and Batticaloa.

Sri Lanka has been in civil conflict since the early 1980s. More than 65,000 people have been killed and 650,000 people have been...

May 4, 2007

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, will spend four days in Sri Lanka as part of a May 5-12 visit to South East Asia. Williams' visit comes at a time when tensions have increased in the country following the apparent breakdown in peace negotiations between the Government and the...

April 29, 2007

She emigrated to the United States from Sri Lanka. He came from Sudan. Both held strong ties to their homelands while building new lives here. Those bonds have inspired two U.S. parishes to construct concrete witnesses to the global church family.

The people of St. Alban's Episcopal...

April 23, 2007

Media and aid groups have expressed grave concern at increasing restriction of their operations in Sri Lanka and have noted that even diplomats monitoring human rights on the divided island are facing government pressure.

"Undemocratic government pressure on media is unacceptable," the...

April 23, 2007

Media and aid groups have expressed grave concern at increasing restriction of their operations in Sri Lanka and have noted that even diplomats monitoring human rights on the divided island are facing government pressure.

"Undemocratic government pressure on media is unacceptable," the...

April 11, 2007

Anglican Bishop Duleep de Chickera of Colombo says his island nation that is bleeding from deep ethnic divisions should emulate the successful Sri Lankan cricket team currently in the Caribbean for the Cricket World Cup.

 

"At this time of World Cup fervor, we can do well to...

April 11, 2007

Anglican Bishop Duleep de Chickera of Colombo says his island nation that is bleeding from deep ethnic divisions should emulate the successful Sri Lankan cricket team currently in the Caribbean for the Cricket World Cup.

 

"At this time of World Cup fervor, we can do well to...

December 21, 2006

Church officials and charity workers say the resurgence of ethnic fighting in Sri Lanka has stalled the tsunami reconstruction in the troubled east and the north.

 

"The situation is very frustrating," the Rev. Jayasiri Peiris, general secretary of the National Christian Council...

December 21, 2006

Church officials and charity workers say the resurgence of ethnic fighting in Sri Lanka has stalled the tsunami reconstruction in the troubled east and the north.

 

"The situation is very frustrating," the Rev. Jayasiri Peiris, general secretary of the National Christian Council...

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