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Church of Ceylon bishop urges Sri Lankan unity “to rebuild our dear, shattered motherland”

The Bishop of Colombo, Dhiloraj Canagasabey, urges Sri Lankans to unite and appreciate religious and ethnic diversity in the country.

13 May 2019

Bishop’s defiance as terrorists kill more than 200 in Easter Day church bombings

The Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of Ceylon has defiantly expressed his faith in God as terrorists attack Churches in Sri Lanka.

21 April 2019

Bishops speak out on resumption of death penalty for drugs offenders in Sri Lanka

The bishops of the Church of Ceylon have spoken out after reports that Sri Lanka’s government is set to reinstate the death penalty.

18 July 2018

Diocese of Colombo to plant 20,000 trees in day-long environmental push

An environmental project will see the Church of Ceylon’s Diocese of Colombo plant 20,000 trees in a single day: 24 September 2019.

12 July 2018

Bishop appeals for prayer after attacks on Muslims leads to state of emergency

The senior Anglican bishop in Sri Lanka has spoken out against an outbreak of violence targeting Muslim communities in central Kandy.

14 March 2018

Churches mobilised as Sri Lanka floods death toll passes 200

Clergy in Sri Lanka have been urged to prepare their churches and church halls to provide refuge for people displaced by serious flooding. 

31 May 2017

Church in Sri Lanka responds to devastating floods

The Church of Ceylon has launched an emergency response to devastating floods in Sri Lanka that have claimed over 100 lives and left thousands homeless and without resources.

23 June 2016

Church implements disaster strategy after devastating floods

The Church of Ceylon has implemented its disaster management plan in response to devastating floods that have displaced around 225,000 people and seriously impacted a further 200,000. Heavy rains have resulted in the confirmed deaths of 92 people; and a significant number of injures. Scores of people remain missing.

24 May 2016

"Repent, fast, lament for your nation" - Sri Lanka bishop

"Repent, fast, lament for your nation" - Sri Lanka bishop

The Bishop of Colombo has called members of the Church of Ceylon to fast, pray and lament over the state of the nation of Sri Lanka after what he described as "the complete collapse of the rule of law" there.

28 January 2013