Good Friday Service at St. Anthony’s Church, Kochchikade Source:Dailynews Christians around the world participated in Good Friday services yesterday commemorating the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Calvary. Today, Christians will celebrate the Holy Saturday Service while Easter Sunday Mass will be celebrated tomorrow to commemorate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Picture shows the Good Friday Service at St. Anthony’s Church, Kochchikade. Picture by Dushmantha Mayadunne ...

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Obituary for Leslie Fernando – Born 20th April, 1937 – Died 17th February, 2021     With heavy hearts the family of Leslie Fernando, age 83, announces his unexpected but peaceful passing on 17th February, 2021 at his home in Noble Park, Melbourne Vic. Australia. Leslie is survived by his three children Michelle, Kevin and Andrea, his loving partner Shirley and her sons Cedric, Johan, Roger and Mark (Woody), and his beloved grand and great grandchildren. He was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka to his late parents, Justin Everard Fernando and Edith Rosamond Fernando. Leslie was the second eldest of four children – brother Hylton (deceased), and sisters Yvonne and Audrey.  Leslie was educated in his early years at St Joseph’s College in Colombo where he excelled in boxing, swimming and cadets.  At the age of 18 he joined the Ceylon Signals Corps, where he rose to the rank of Group Ex ...

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St. Anthony’s Church in Kayts celebrates 200 years source:Sundayobserver Tracing its origins to 1820, St. Anthony’s Church, Kayts is one of the oldest churches in the Jaffna Peninsula and commemorated its bicentennial in 2020. Sunday, August 16, was a red letter day for the community, whose ancestors hail from the parish. Having been damaged and abandoned during the hostilities in the North for many years, the church building underwent extensive renovations, thanks to the generous donations from community members in Colombo and other parts of the world. A grand celebration was planned for June 13, 2020 to coincide with St. Anthony’s feast, with the participation of community members from around the world. However, Covid-19 caused the festivities to be postponed for 2021. together for a grand ceremonial blessing and reopening of the renovated church on August 16 with Holy Mass concelebrated by Rt. Rev. Dr. Justin Gnanapragasam, the Bishop of ...

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