» 08/07/2013, 00.00
Melani Manel Perera
Weliweriya: protesters seeking refuge in church mowed down by the army
After a week of peaceful demands, the government deploys troops in Weliweriya to stop demonstrators asking for drinking water. Shooting to kill, soldiers fatally wound three young people and injure an additional 45. The Sisters of the Good Shepherd were threatened with death as they tried to protect the fleeing kids. The parish priest at St Anthony recalls the "utter fear".
Butuan bishop condemns military raid of Good Shepherd convent
The bishop, Mgr Juan de Dios Pueblos, intends to ask the Melo Commission, which is tasked to probe human rights abuses, to investigate. The sisters said the attack shows the soldiers' disrespect for the law.
24/12/2009 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka: Sisters of the Good Shepherd celebrate Christmas with the poorest children
In the villages of Wewala, Weligampitiya and Kalaeliya near Jael, the nuns gave birth to a free afternoon school for poor and sick children. On 22 December they celebrated Christmas with gift to all 52 of them school uniforms and books.
16/01/2018 16:27:00 SRI LANKA
Sri Lankan Catholics and Anglicans to mark 2018 as the Year of the Good Shepherd and the Year of Youth
The ceremonies took place on Saturday and Sunday. The Catholics also brought to a close the Year dedicated to Saint Joseph Vaz. During the Anglican ceremony, Rev Priyantha Wijegoonewardene took office as the new general secretary of the Ceylon Bible Society.
08/06/2017 17:08:00 SRI LANKA
Marian celebration with less flowers, more food for flood victims
The girls study at the Holy Family Convent School in Bambalapitiya. The celebrations marking the end of Marian month were set for the end of May, but bad weather forced the school to postpone the event.
15/06/2009 SRI LANKA
Less money on Saint Anthony celebrations, more for refugees
In Dalupoth parish in Negomobo, near Colombo, the faithful use the patron saint’s feast day to collect aid for refuges.
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