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

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Agenda for Pope's apostolic visit to Sri Lanka officially announced
Tue, Aug 26, 2014, 11:46 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 26, Colombo: The programme of the Pope's apostolic trip to Sri Lanka, scheduled for January 2015, has officially been announced.

The announcement has been made by the Cardinal Dr. Ranjith Malcolm, the Archbishop of Colombo.

The Pontiff will leave Vatican on 12th January 2015 and will arrive at the Katunayake International Airport at 9.00 am on 13th January 2015.

Upon arrival he will be escorted to the Bishop's House first and there he will hold a special discussion with the Bishops. A luncheon will also be held there.

On the afternoon of the 13th Pope Francis will meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Later on the same day the Pope will attend a cordial gathering with the clerics of other religions.

A divine sermon will be held at Galle Face Greens on the 14th morning. On the evening of the same day Pope Francis will conduct a special sermon at the Madhu Church in Mannar.

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has informed that the Pope will also bless the people from the statue of the Lady of Madhu.

Following Sri Lanka visit Pope will visit Philippines from 15 to 19 January 2015.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
UN scales up support to Sri Lankan government's peacebuilding and development agendas
-- [4 hours ago]
President to instruct Provincial Councils on spending their allocations based on priority of development
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka judiciary rules financial crime investigating unit is legal
-- [5 hours ago]
High level ministerial meeting to counter drug trafficking in Colombo on 29 October
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Central Bank teams up with Inland Revenue Department to fight money laundering, terrorist financing
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka government values the work of the United Nations in the country - Foreign Minister
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Northern Province Chief Minister refuses to hoist LTTE flag at an event in London - report
-- [7 hours ago]
Norwegian tall ship Sørlandet visits Sri Lanka's Port of Colombo
-- [7 hours ago]
Cricket legends Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene join EU in Sri Lanka to raise awareness in violence against women
-- [8 hours ago]
Jaffna University students peacefully protest demanding justice for colleagues' deaths

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.