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2019.07.03

Sri Lanka Msgr. Indunil Janakaratne Kodithuwakku Kankanamalage, Undersecretary of Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue, was appointed as Secretary of Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue

2019.01

Sri Lanka Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don, Metropolitan Archbishop of Colombo (Sri Lanka), was appointed as Vice-President of Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences

2018.06.23

Sri Lanka Fr. Jayakody Aratchige Don Anton Jayakody was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Mulli and Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

2018.04.04

Sri Lanka Fr. Jayakody Aratchige Don Anton Jayakody was elected Titular Bishop of Mulli and Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka Bishop Vincent Marius Joseph Peiris resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

2018.03.07

Malta Archbishop Joseph Spiteri, Apostolic Nuncio to Cote d’Ivoire, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Lebanon

2017.11.22

Sri Lanka Bishop Fidelis Lionel Emmanuel Fernando, Titular Bishop of Horta and Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo (Sri Lanka), was appointed as Bishop of Mannar (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka Bishop Joseph Kingsley Swampillai resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Mannar (Sri Lanka)

2017.09.29

Sri Lanka Bishop Anthony Leopold Raymond Peiris, Bishop emeritus of Kurunegala (Sri Lanka), passed away at 85

2017.09.15

Philippines Archbishop Osvaldo Padilla resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Korea and Apostolic Nuncio to Mongolia

2017.03.25

Italy Cardinal Mario Zenari took possession as Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria delle Grazie alle Fornaci fuori Porta Cavalleggeri

2017.02.21

Sri Lanka Bishop Julian Winston Sebastian Fernando, S.S.S., Bishop of Badulla (Sri Lanka), was appointed as President of Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don resigned as President of Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka

2016.11.19

Italy Archbishop Mario Zenari, Titular Archbishop of Zuglio and Apostolic Nuncio to Syria, was created Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria delle Grazie alle Fornaci fuori Porta Cavalleggeri

2016.01.14

Sri Lanka Bishop Rayappu Joseph resigned as Bishop of Mannar (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka Bishop Joseph Kingsley Swampillai was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Mannar (Sri Lanka)

2015.11.28

Sri Lanka Msgr. Justin Bernard Gnanapragasam was consecrated as Bishop of Jaffna (Sri Lanka)

2015.10.13

Sri Lanka Msgr. Justin Bernard Gnanapragasam was elected Bishop of Jaffna (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka Bishop Thomas Savundaranayagam Emmanuel resigned as Bishop of Jaffna (Sri Lanka)

2015.07.25

Sri Lanka Fr. Christian Noel Emmanuel was consecrated as Bishop of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka)

2015.06.03

Sri Lanka Fr. Christian Noel Emmanuel was elected Bishop of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka Bishop Joseph Kingsley Swampillai resigned as Bishop of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka)

2015.04.09

Sri Lanka Bishop Elmo Noel Joseph Perera, Bishop emeritus of Galle (Sri Lanka), passed away at 82

2015

Taiwan Archbishop Thomas Yeh Sheng-nan (葉勝男) resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Algeria and Apostolic Nuncio to Tunisia

2014.09.29

Italy Archbishop Carlo Curis, Apostolic Nuncio* emeritus to Canada, passed away at 90

2014.03.22

Vietnam Archbishop Pierre Nguyễn Văn Tốt, Apostolic Nuncio to Costa Rica, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka

2013.10.01

Malta Archbishop Joseph Spiteri, Apostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Cote d’Ivoire

2012.12.03

Sri Lanka Bishop Leo Rajendram Antony, Bishop emeritus of Trincomalee–Batticaloa (Sri Lanka), passed away at 85

2012.07.03

Sri Lanka Diocese of Batticaloa was established (from Diocese of Trincomalee–Batticaloa) (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka Diocese of Trincomalee–Batticaloa was renamed as Diocese of Trincomalee (lost territory to establish Diocese of Batticaloa) (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka Bishop Joseph Ponniah, Titular Bishop of Mons in Mauretania and Auxiliary Bishop of Trincomalee–Batticaloa (Sri Lanka), was appointed as Bishop of Batticaloa (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka Bishop Joseph Kingsley Swampillai, Bishop of Trincomalee–Batticaloa (Sri Lanka), was appointed as Bishop of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka)

2012.06.12

Sri Lanka Msgr. Indunil Janakaratne Kodithuwakku Kankanamalage was appointed as Undersecretary of Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue

2012.02.18

Sri Lanka Fr. Fidelis Lionel Emmanuel Fernando was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Horta and Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka Fr. Sampathawaduge Maxwell Grenville Silva was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Lesina and Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

2012

Sri Lanka Fr. A.M. Stephen Mariathas, C.R. resigned as Prior General of Rosarian Fathers

2011.12.15

France Archbishop François Robert Bacqué resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Netherlands

2011.11.28

Sri Lanka Fr. Fidelis Lionel Emmanuel Fernando was elected Titular Bishop of Horta and Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka Fr. Sampathawaduge Maxwell Grenville Silva was elected Titular Bishop of Lesina and Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

2011.08.31

Sri Lanka Fr. Raymond Kingsley Wickramasinghe was consecrated as Bishop of Galle (Sri Lanka)

2011.05.27

Sri Lanka Fr. Raymond Kingsley Wickramasinghe was elected Bishop of Galle (Sri Lanka)

2011.02.13

Sri Lanka Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Lorenzo in Lucina

2010.11.20

Sri Lanka Archbishop Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don, Metropolitan Archbishop of Colombo (Sri Lanka) and President of Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka, was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Lorenzo in Lucina

2010.06

Sri Lanka Fr. Selvaratnam James Dunstan, I.V.D. was appointed as Director General of Institute Voluntas Dei

2010.04

Sri Lanka Bishop Joseph Vianney Fernando resigned as President of Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Archbishop Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don, Metropolitan Archbishop of Colombo (Sri Lanka), was appointed as President of Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka

2009.08.24

Sri Lanka Bishop Frank Marcus Fernando, Bishop emeritus of Chilaw (Sri Lanka), passed away at 77

2009.06.16

Sri Lanka Archbishop Oswald Thomas Colman Gomis resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka Archbishop Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don, Titular Archbishop of Umbriatico and Secretary of Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, was appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

2009.05.24

Malta Msgr. Joseph Spiteri was consecrated as Titular Archbishop of Serta and Apostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka

2009.05.14

Sri Lanka Bishop Anthony Leopold Raymond Peiris resigned as Bishop of Kurunegala (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka Bishop Harold Anthony Perera, Bishop of Galle (Sri Lanka), was appointed as Bishop of Kurunegala (Sri Lanka)

2009.02.21

Malta Msgr. Joseph Spiteri was elected Apostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka and Titular Archbishop of Serta

2008.12.30

Italy Archbishop Mario Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Syria

2008.05.13

Vietnam Archbishop Pierre Nguyễn Văn Tốt, Apostolic Nuncio to Chad and Apostolic Nuncio to Central African Republic, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Costa Rica

2008.05.10

Sri Lanka Fr. Joseph Ponniah was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Mons in Mauretania and Auxiliary Bishop of Trincomalee–Batticaloa (Sri Lanka)

2008.04.26

Philippines Archbishop Osvaldo Padilla, Apostolic Nuncio to Korea, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Mongolia

2008.04.12

Philippines Archbishop Osvaldo Padilla, Apostolic Nuncio to Costa Rica, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Korea

2008.02.19

Sri Lanka Fr. Joseph Ponniah was elected Titular Bishop of Mons in Mauretania and Auxiliary Bishop of Trincomalee–Batticaloa (Sri Lanka)

2007.10.10

USA Archbishop Ambrose Battista De Paoli, Apostolic Nuncio to Australia, passed away at 73

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