The Church of England existed in Sri Lanka since 1796. In 1886 the Diocese of Colombo was disestablished.
in 1930 the Church of England in Ceylon became the Church of Ceylon and a full member of the Province of India, Burma and Ceylon with its own Constitution, Canons and Rules (CCR).
The Diocese of Kurunagala was established in 1950 and was recognized legally in 1972. The Diocese of Colombo and Kurunagala together constitute the Church of Ceylon