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Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka

Also known as: Sri Lanka (Deutsch, español, Italiano, polski, Português), le Sri Lanka (français), 斯里蘭卡 (正體中文), スリランカ (日本語), Taprobane (latine)

Formerly: Ceylon

Continent: South and East Asia

Capital: Sri Jayawardenapura-Kotte

Area: 64,630 km²

Population: 22,409,381

Patron Saints: St. Lawrence, St. Thomas

Religions: Buddhist (official) 70.2%, Hindu 12.6%, Muslim 9.7%, Roman Catholic 6.1%, other Christian 1.3%, other 0.05%

Languages: Sinhala (official and national language) 74%, Tamil (official and national language) 18%, other 8%

Ethnic Groups: Sinhalese 74.9%, Sri Lankan Tamil 11.2%, Sri Lankan Moors 9.2%, Indian Tamil 4.2%, other 0.5%

Neighbouring Countries: Maldives Maldives, ↖ India India


Circumscriptions (12): Metr. Archdioceses (1), Dioceses (11)


Roman Rite (12): Anuradhapura, Badulla, Batticaloa, Chilaw, Colombo, Galle, Jaffna, Kandy, Kurunegala, Mannar, Ratnapura, Trincomalee


by Type | by Name | by Ecclesiastical Province
Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions


CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/1 total): Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don (70)Patabendige Don (70) | All Cardinals

BishopsBishops: by Age | by Name | by Precedence | Jubilarians | Recent Events


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (12), Basilicas Basilicas (1), National Shrines National Shrines (2)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: Sri Lanka Archbishop Pierre Nguyễn Văn Tốt (69)

Conference of Bishops: Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka Bishop Julian Winston Sebastian Fernando, S.S.S. (73)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (F.A.B.C.) Link Cardinal Oswald Gracias (73)


as of 2018.10.24

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