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

January 13, 2005

Episcopal Relief and Development is providing emergency supplies and assessing recovery needs in Sri Lanka. Following the devastating earthquake and tsunamis in South Asia, more than 30,000 people were killed Sri Lanka, the hardest hit nation after Indonesia.

ERD's shipment of 1,000 Zero-...

January 3, 2005

Bolstered by a $146,000 gift from All Saints Church in Pasadena, California, Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) continues its response to the South Asia tsunami disaster with practical aid, including 1,000 temporary shelters for Sri Lanka.

The Pasadena parish gift was reported to...

January 3, 2005

Bolstered by a $146,000 gift from All Saints Church in Pasadena, California, Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) continues its response to the South Asia tsunami disaster with practical aid, including 1,000 temporary shelters for Sri Lanka.

The Pasadena parish gift was reported to...

June 29, 2003

Devastating floods, perhaps the worst natural catastrophe in Sri Lanka since 1947, have brought together the nation's religious communities.

Up to 300 people are dead after flash-floods and landslides in the south were followed by torrential monsoon rains in mid-May. More than 150,000...

June 13, 2003

Churches in the South Asian nation of Sri Lanka, which has been torn apart by a bloody civil war for almost two decades, are being challenged to seek greater harmony. 'We need to be united and stay together if we are to preach unity to our divided nation,' said Anglican Bishop Kumara...

April 16, 2003

Churches in Sri Lanka have added their voices to a movement opposing calls for the reintroduction of the death penalty in the island nation where the last state execution took place in 1976.

'The death penalty is state homicide. We cannot support it under any circumstances,' said...

April 16, 2003

Churches in Sri Lanka have added their voices to a movement opposing calls for the reintroduction of the death penalty in the island nation where the last state execution took place in 1976.

'The death penalty is state homicide. We cannot support it under any circumstances,' said...

October 18, 2002

Church leaders and Christian activists in Sri Lanka have said that action to rebuild war-ravaged areas and restore the economy is now needed to assist the government's bid to seek peace after 19 years of armed conflict. Welcoming peace talks, Duleep de Chickera, Anglican bishop of Colombo, said...

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