Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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)

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Plantation Minister emphasizes the need for weedicides to prevent damage to tea industry
-- [1 hour and 0 minutes ago]
People's representatives should set an example to the public - President
-- [3 hours ago]
BMW ended up in canal driven by a relative of Minister Kabir Hashim
-- [4 hours ago]
Victims of Kandy violence to receive payments for damages tomorrow
-- [4 hours ago]
Indian national arrested in Sri Lanka for illegally conducting business
Higher Education Minister looks into hostel issues at Ampara Hardy Technical College
Sri Lankan delegation to leave for Geneva tomorrow to attend 37th UNHRC session
Sri Lankan President lifts nationwide state of emergency
Fisheries Minister orders company to refund money for substandard nets
No Confidence Motion against Sri Lanka PM: no support from UNP backbenchers

Copyright © 2000, 2010 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.