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Chilaw (Daily Mirror) - Reverend Father Arachchige Don Wimal Siri Appuhamy Jayasuriya has been appointed as the new Bishop of Chilaw by the Holy Father Pope Francis, the Apostolic Nunciature in Sri Lanka (Embassy of the Holy See) said.

Fr JAYASURIYA, born on 231 January 1969, was ordained as a priest for the Diocese of Chilaw on 9th August 1997.

He holds a Baccalaureate in Philosophy and Theology from the Our Lady of Lanka National Major Seminary, Ampitiya.

Following his ordination and several years of pastoral ministry, he pursued further studies at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome from 2000 to 2005, where he earned a Licentiate and subsequently a Doctorate in Canon Law in 2005.

Prior to his appointment as the Bishop of Chilaw, Fr JAYASURIYA served as the Parish Priest of Saint Mary Mother of God Parish in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend while on a mission in the United States. He also held the role of Judge of the Diocesan Tribunal.


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  • Gokula Siripathiarachchi Thursday, 07 December 2023 12:58 AM

    Super

    Nimal Thursday, 07 December 2023 04:19 AM

    Religion and Language is fundamental identity to everyone. Then how could Sri Lankan Christians feel themselves to be genuine Sri Lankans if their religion is directly controlled from headquarters in Rome and Engaland.

    Roisin Thursday, 07 December 2023 12:11 PM

    Although I am not religious I condemn your comment, because you exclude people and divide the society. Our society is already too much divided by religious themes. Live and let live.

    Herath Thursday, 07 December 2023 12:45 PM

    Nimal, you hit the nail on the head. Roisin, truth hurts.

    Christian forever Thursday, 07 December 2023 06:36 PM

    Christians follow God through Jesus Christ. Nothing to do with nationality or race or being Sri Lankan.

    Lamin Thursday, 07 December 2023 07:46 PM

    Nimal, Pls leave Religion, Language and its fundamentals to the educated. You are not a intellect on the subject.

    Spartacus Thursday, 07 December 2023 06:29 AM

    Congratulations, Please do not get involved in Politics like the Cardinal. Work towards the principles of Christianity and humanity.

    Seqi Thursday, 07 December 2023 07:41 AM

    Congratulations! This is a well deserved prize.

    Nihal Perera Thursday, 07 December 2023 08:04 AM

    Congratulations! The best choice by the Holy Father.

    L Perera Thursday, 07 December 2023 12:43 PM

    Congratulations!!! A super intellectual deserves this position. God bless!

    Shan Thursday, 07 December 2023 04:28 PM

    There are two comments by Nimal and Herath. I think they are totally unaware of the procedure how a bishop is chosen. There is an utmost secret consultation of suitable persons. Then the choice is well studied in Rome, then the Pope appoints him if everything is in order.


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