Church of Ceylon - Diocese of Colombo
The Church of England existed in Sri Lanka since 1815. The Diocese of Colombo was founded in 1845. It was established by law in 1886.
Consequent to the Anglican Churches of South India, North India and Pakistan becoming part of United Churches in their respective Countries and the Anglican Dioceses of Burma becoming an autonomous Province, the wider historic Province of India, Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon ceased to exist. This situation resulted in the two Diocese of the Church of Ceylon, namely, the Diocese of Colombo and Diocese of Kurunagala, becoming what is known as “extra provincial Diocese”, and continued to be governed by the CCR of the former Province.
The Diocese of Kurunagala was established in 1946 and was recognized legally in 1972.The Diocese of Colombo and Kurunagala together constitute the Church of Ceylon
Download : Prayer for the Victims of Natural Disaster at Meeriyabedda
Prayer for the Victims of Natural Disaster at Meeriyabedda
Lord of life, we pray for those affected by the disaster at Meeriabedde, that you would comfort those who have survived, that you would take care of those who perished and bless those who working to bring relief at this time of crisis.
Help the victims to be patient and help reunite families. Lord, we pray that you will safeguard the victims from any further disaster or illnesses. We also pray that they are cared for and provided enough food, clean water and shelter for everyone.
Prayers for the Victims of the Koslanda Disaster - Bishop Dhilo
Prayers for the Victims of the Koslanda Disaster
My dear Friends in Christ,
In what has been called the biggest natural disaster after the 2004 tsunami, many persons are reported to have lost their lives and many are displaced due to the landslide that took place in Meeriyabedde in Koslanda last Tuesday 28th October.
Our Clergy and lay people in the area as well as the Board of Social Responsibility of the Diocese are closely following the situation and will coordinate a relief effort initially.
Details of this will be made available to you when ready so that you too can partner with us in this task.
The rehabilitation effort will follow once the situation permits.
BSR : Landslide at Meeriyabedda, Koslanda (IMAGES)
BSR : Landslide at Meeriyabedda, Koslanda (UPDATE)
Landslide at Koslanda.
Fr. Joel Jackson and Fr. Andrew Devadason are in the affected region and are in constant contact with Fr. Mirando who is on the ground and in charge of the parish area.
1. The landslide has occurred around 7:30 AM on 29th October, 2014
2. 120 line rooms and around 07 houses have been completely gone under earth.
3. Approximately 100 persons have been displaced and sheltered in School buildings in Koslanda and Poonagala. 872 persons 263 families in Koslanda camps.