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Statement on the resumption of executions for convicts of drug offences

Independence Day Message 2018

It has been reported that the President and the Cabinet of Ministers have taken a decision to authorize prison authorities to resume the execution of those sentenced to death for drug related crimes and are yet continuing to be involved in the drug trade while in prison.

As Christians, we believe that all people are made in the image of God and are therefore imbued with the spark of the divine within them, however obscured and hidden it may be. This is why the taking of human life is expressly condemned by the Church, whether by man or by the state. (Read More>>)

The 62th Annual Session of the Diocesan Council of the Diocese of Kurunagala

Independence Day Message 2018

The Sixty Second Session of the Diocesan Council of the Diocese of Kurunagala will be held at the Bishop Lakshman Wickremasinghe Centre Auditorium on Saturday September 22, 2018 under the Patronage of the Rt. Revd. Keerthisiri Fernando . The Chief Guest will be Revd. Heshan De Silva The president, Baptist Sangamaya of Sri lanka. The order of proceedings will commence at 8 a.m. with Celebration of Holy Communion in the Cathedral Church of Christ the King, Kurunegala. The morning session of the Council will begin at 9.45 a.m.


To serve the people of God and the body of Christ with utmost commitment, love, with true discipleship and to witness for His incarnation, death and resurrection.

We acknowledge that all this is the Grace of God and that we have nothing that is not from God. In this gratitude we set our wills to fulfill the work of representing the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church so that the people of this land will find a new spirituality and true community in the new creation. We pray that the life and witness of our church contribute to the wider life and witness of the Church of God in Sri Lanka, Asia and the world: and that this in turn will lead all people to the truth in God.

The Church
The Church of England in Ceylon came into being with the establishment of British rule in Sri Lanka and the Diocese of Colombo comprising the whole island was formed in 1845. At the centenary celebrations of the Diocese in 1945 a resolution moved for creation of a second diocese to enable better pastoral care of its congregations and more effective mission of the Church. Thus began the Diocese of Kurunagala in 1950 with Rt. Revd. Lakdasa de Mel as its first Bishop.More

During British rule in Ceylon, the spreading of the gospel according to the Church of England was undertaken by three church organizations. The Church Missionary Society (CMS) operated principally in the rural areas. The society for the propagation of the Gospel (SPG) covered the coastal areas with extensive networks. The Tamil Church Mission which operated under British tutelage catered for the plantation areas. Thus the rural base of the Diocese of Kurunagala was a historical factor stemming from the activities of the Church of England in the nineteenth century. (1950-2000)... More

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