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* 15th Bishop of Colombo of the Church of Sri Lanka ordained
Sat, May 14, 2011, 10:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 14, Colombo: The Episcopal Ordination and Installation of Rt. Rev. Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey as the 15th Bishop of Colombo of the Church of Sri Lanka took place this morning at the Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour in Colombo.

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa accompanied by First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa attended the consecration ceremony.

Rev. Canagasabey succeeds Rt. Rev Duleep de Chickera, the 14th Bishop of Colombo, who relinquished office at the beginning of this year.

He was elected without contest by the Diocesan Council of the Diocese of Colombo at a special session held in March.

The outgoing Bishop Rt. Rev. Duleep de Chickera, Rt. Rev. Paul Sharker as the representative of the Archbishop of Canterbury Most Rev. Dr. Rowan Williams, former Bishop of Colombo, Rt. Rev. Kenneth Fernando and the representatives from the Anglican Church were present at this occasion.

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe, Minister of Foreign Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Rev. Sobitha Thera, along with other religious dignitaries of other communities were also present.

Many local and foreign clergy from Anglican and other National Christian Council churches, the Roman Catholic Church as well as local and overseas ecumenical partners of the Anglican Church of Ceylon, local and foreign dignitaries, diocesan councilors, representatives of Churches of the Dioceses of Colombo and Kurunegala attended the consecration.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)



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