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Changes in Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions

in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
DateAscendingChange
1834.12.03Diocese of Ceylon was established (from Diocese of Cochin)
1845.02.17Diocese of Ceylon was renamed as Diocese of Colombo (lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Jaffna)
1845.02.17Apostolic Vicariate of Jaffna was established (from Diocese of Ceylon)
1883.04.20Apostolic Vicariate of Kandy was established (from Diocese of Colombo)
1886.09.01Diocese of Colombo was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Colombo
1886.09.01Apostolic Vicariate of Jaffna was promoted as Diocese of Jaffna
1886.09.01Apostolic Vicariate of Kandy was promoted as Diocese of Kandy
1893.08.25Diocese of Galle was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Colombo)
1893.08.25Diocese of Trincomalee was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Colombo and Diocese of Jaffna)
1939.01.05Diocese of Chilaw was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Colombo)
1944.12.06Metropolitan Archdiocese of Colombo was renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Colombo in Ceylon
1967.10.23Diocese of Trincomalee was renamed as Diocese of Trincomalee–Batticaloa
1972.05.22Metropolitan Archdiocese of Colombo in Ceylon was renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Colombo
1972.12.18Diocese of Badulla was established (from Diocese of Kandy)
1975.12.19Apostolic Prefecture of Anuradhapura was established (from Diocese of Jaffna and Diocese of Trincomalee–Batticaloa)
1981.01.24Diocese of Mannar was established (from Diocese of Jaffna)
1982.03.18Apostolic Prefecture of Anuradhapura was promoted as Diocese of Anuradhapura
1987.05.15Diocese of Kurunegala was established (from Diocese of Chilaw)
1995.11.02Diocese of Ratnapura was established (from Diocese of Galle)
2012.07.03Diocese of Batticaloa was established (from Diocese of Trincomalee–Batticaloa)
2012.07.03Diocese of Trincomalee–Batticaloa was renamed as Diocese of Trincomalee (lost territory to establish Diocese of Batticaloa)

as of 2021.04.02

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