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Melani Manel Perera
Colombo’s new Anglican bishop ordained
Rev Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey is the capital’s new bishop. An ethnic Tamil, he is married to a Sinhalese. More than 5,000 people welcome the new bishop, hopeful that he will be a courageous witness for peace in Sri Lanka.
18/01/2008 SRI LANKA
Christian leaders slam escalating violence against civilians
Sri Lanka’s Bishops’ Conference and the Anglican bishop of Colombo express concern over last Wednesday’s bombing in Buttala that killed 27, al civilians. They call on both government and rebels to put a stop to the violence and go back to talks. Instead President Rajapakse asks for patience in order to launch a final offensive.
20/10/2009 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka should deal with its past to heal its wounds, Anglican bishop says
At the annual session of the Diocese of Colombo of the Anglican Church, Rev Duleep de Chickera calls for justice and freedom for Tamil refugees. A year will be devoted to ‘National Reconciliation and Healing’ in 2009-2010. The country’s various religious communities play a fundamental role for the country. Inter-Christian collaboration is particularly important.
19/02/2008 SRI LANKA
Protestant clergyman killed in Ampara
Neil Samson died from gunshot wounds. Gunmen shot at him when he was with his family. Colombo’s Anglican bishop condemns the murder, consequence of a culture of war that is spreading across the country. He calls for an “impartial investigation” into the case.
04/02/2011 SRI LANKA
Rajapaksa celebrates Independence Day, but some speak out against dictatorship
Many criticise the effective lack of freedom of the press and freedom of thought. For them, the country is under a dictatorship that denies elementary rights to Tamils and other groups and is incapable of fighting widespread poverty. Anglican bishop speaks out on the matter.
16/02/2010 SRI LANKA
Christian bishops worried about the situation after General Fonseka’s arrest
Anglican bishop urges authorities to show evidence against ex General Fonseka, arrested on treason charges. Catholic bishop, Mgr Vianney, expresses faith in legal system and hope in the country’s reconstruction.
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