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

December 8, 2006

Churches in Sri Lanka have denounced the revival of a draconian anti-terrorism law by the government aimed at hobbling support for ethnic Tamil rebels with whom government forces are in almost a fully-fledged war despite there being an official cease-fire.

"The government's decision to...

December 8, 2006

Churches in Sri Lanka have denounced the revival of a draconian anti-terrorism law by the government aimed at hobbling support for ethnic Tamil rebels with whom government forces are in almost a fully-fledged war despite there being an official cease-fire.

"The government's decision to...

October 27, 2006

Church leaders in Sri Lanka say they hope talks between the government and Tamil rebels taking place in Geneva will help restart a stalled peace process in the island nation.

"We are happy that contrary to general expectations, both parties are ready for talks," the Rev. Kingsley Perera...

October 27, 2006

Church leaders in Sri Lanka say they hope talks between the government and Tamil rebels taking place in Geneva will help restart a stalled peace process in the island nation.

"We are happy that contrary to general expectations, both parties are ready for talks," the Rev. Kingsley Perera...

October 2, 2006

The first women priests in Sri Lanka's Anglican Church have said their ordination is a dream come true.

The Rev. Chandrika Mayurawathie, along with the Rev. Malini Devananda, whose husband is an Anglican priest, and the Rev. Glory Jeyaraj, were ordained on September 14 by Bishop Duleep...

October 2, 2006

The first women priests in Sri Lanka's Anglican Church have said their ordination is a dream come true.

The Rev. Chandrika Mayurawathie, along with the Rev. Malini Devananda, whose husband is an Anglican priest, and the Rev. Glory Jeyaraj, were ordained on September 14 by Bishop Duleep...

August 14, 2006

Renewed fighting between the eastern and northern region of Sri Lanka has caused thousands of people to flee their homes. Homes and businesses have been burned and looted as the violence continues to escalate. In the town of Dili, one of the hardest hit areas, approximately 60 percent of the...

March 17, 2006

The Diocese of Colombo has long been at the vanguard of community outreach in Sri Lanka and the past 15 months have been no exception. In partnership with Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD), the diocese's response to the December 26, 2004 tsunami has revealed a church in action -- dedicated...

June 14, 2005

Episcopal Relief and Development's long-term rehabilitation program in Sri Lanka is assisting people recovering after the tsunami. The disaster demolished approximately 70% of the country's coastline. In Sri Lanka alone, the tsunami killed 44,000 people and injured 15,000 others. More than half...

February 10, 2005

New Hampshire couple bound for Sri Lanka through ERD; Manhattan church leader reflects on observations in India

Episcopal Relief and Development is providing access to counseling services for Sri Lankans recovering after the tsunami. Many survivors lost family members and remain...

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