Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Well known Sri Lankan theologian Fr. Tissa Balasuriya passes away
Thu, Jan 17, 2013, 11:55 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 17, Colombo: Internationally acclaimed Sri Lankan catholic priest and theologian Father Tissa Balasuriya passed away this morning in Colombo.

A trained economist ordained in 1953, Fr. Balasuriya served in many capacities such as the rector of the Aquinas University College and the Centre for Religion and Society.

Although a recognized writer, he was excommunicated due to a book titled Mary and Human Liberation which he authored in the feminist perspective.

However, the excommunication was lifted in a short period.

Fr. Tissa Balasuriya suffered from illness for some time before passing away at the age of 89.

The funeral will take place tomorrow at the General Cemetery in Borella after a Holy Mass at 3.00 p.m. at the Fatima Church.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka visits historic Grand Mosque in Colombo
-- [3 minutes ago]
European Parliament delegation discuss security situation in North with Jaffna Commander
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Colombo Port sets record in container handling volume
-- [7 hours ago]
Former president opens new political office
-- [7 hours ago]
UN Special Rapporteur says Sri Lanka should not rush in meeting the commitments made to the UN
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Prime Minister to offer prayers at Guruvayur Temple
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President to sign MoUs with Germany during visit to bolster SME sector, education and sports
Sri Lanka Marxist party questions government on failure to reduce fuel prices
Shangri-La looking to build a third hotel in Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan President urges politicians to use power for the betterment of people

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, 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 LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.