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The Bishop’s Letter


My dear Rev. Fathers, Sisters  & Brothers,


  • The Indigenous Clergy Day falls during this month. The theme selected is “To spread the good news come forward sons and daughters of Sri Lanka”. One of the main tasks of the church is to prepare her missionaries for the future. The entire church is involved in this effort.  As you are aware there is a Universal Solidarity Fund to which our contributions will be sent through the National Office of the PMS. Our Seminaries are supported by this Solidarity Fund. Kindly inform the people about the Indigenous clergy day and request them to be generous in their contributions. 





  News & Events 




Blood donation camp

  As the year of youth Waikkala youth organized the blood donation camp on Good Friday and it was very successful.     


Holy Chrism Mass


Holy Chrism Mass was held on 14th April 2014 at 10.30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral Chilaw.



25th  Jubilee


Rev.Frs.Dilan Marius Fernando,Neville Sebastian Fernando,Christie Tissera and Laksiri Premalal  Celebrate their Silver Jubilee of Priesthood on July 26th  2014. We wish you all the very best dear Fathers!!!!

Talawila Feast (August)

Talawila Feast was held on 03rd August 2014. New Apostolic Nuncio Most Rev.Dr.Pierre Nguyen Van Tot and  His Lordship Rt. Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Fernando  the Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo participated as our guests of honour. His Lordship Rt. Rev. Dr.Valence Mendis The Bishop of Chilaw presided at the Festive High Mass.


Talawila Feast (Lenten)

The Lenten Feast at Talawila was held on 09th March 2014. His Lordship Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Ponnia the  Bishop of Batticaloa participated as our guest of honour. As it is the Lenten Feast Lenten spirit is highly maintained in the liturgy and even all over the Shrine area this year.

Priestly Ordination

We warmly welcome the eight new Priests to the diocese. As they begin their ministry let us pray for them in a special way so that they will serve the Lord and His people with love and devotion.








Daham pasal Christmas

At the end of the year 2013 as usual all the daham pasal of the Diocese had the Christmas functions


Carol Competition


Wonderful Carol competition was organized by the Waikkala -Sindathriya youth society on 09-12-2013


"Pasku Awurudu"


We normally celebrate Christmas and our Church Feasts joyfully, but if  Jesus Christ is not risen from the death there is no Christianity. Therefore Easter Sunday should be our highest Feast. That's why Sindathriya youth organized this function on that day to enjoy the parishioners with Easter Joy.    


Christmas get together

Diocesan Christmas gathering for the priests was held at the Bishop's House on 26-12-2013  

Teachers' Day

The Diocesan Catholic Teachers' Day was held on 5th  October 2013 at "Sudasuna"  Chilaw. After having  the thanksgiving Mass at the Cathedral they proceed to  "Sudasuna" . Mr. Mahinda Namal gave the main talk   . The programme was organized by the Diocesan Education office.


Velankanni Feast

Velankanni (Our Lady of Good Health) Feast was celebrated at Saliyankulama (Waikkal Parish)  on 29th September 2013.After the Festive Mass  there was a very beautiful boat procession through Ma-oya & Hamilton ela with the Vellankanni Statue and then the fishing boats were Blessed


National shrine of Holy Cross

The Feast of the National shrine of Holy Cross, Marawila was held on 15th September 2013 with large crowed .  

100 Programme

The Editer of the Lama Pradeepaya news paper Kumara Nayanajith  who is conducting Mass media seminars for youth and the Children celebrated his remarkable 100 programme at St.Anne's Shrine Talawila.


Seminary Feast

St. Paul's Seminary celebrated the Feast and the Parents' day on 1st of July 2013  

25th  Jubilee

Rev.Fr. Sebamalai Sebastian and Rev. Fr. Tanter Fernando Celebrated their Silver Jubilee of Priesthood on July 23rd 2013. We wish you all the very best dear Fathers!!!!  

Centenary  Jubilee

The Centenary Celebration was held at Sindathriya in Waikkal parish on 14-07-2013  

Seminar at Nuwaraeliya

A seminar for all Parish Priests was held at St. Sebastian’s house at Nuwaraeliya last month. The main focus of the seminar was the implementation of the diocesan synod resolutions.  


“Ambulance Service” 


St.Anne’s Nursing Home, Marawila inaugurated an  “Ambulance Service”  on 16th May 2013. A special function was held at St. Anne’s Nursing Home, Marawila........


Wimukthiye Handa

"Wimukthiye Handa" Chilaw Diocesan  annual Youth Christmas Carol Service was held at Dummalakotuwa on23rd  December with the large crowd. Rev. Fr. Susantha Bennet Rathnasinghe the Diocesan Youth Director and the Diocesan youth team organized the programme. While addressing the crowed His Lordship shows the importance of the youth participation of the Church..



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