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In Memories of Two Cardinals in Asia

Cardinal Cheong
Cardinal Sim

The Church in Asia lost two cardinals in less than two months this year.

Cardinal Cornelius Sim, a new cardinal in Asia and the first of Brunei, died on May 29. He was 69.

Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk, 89, former archbishop of Seoul and president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea, passed away on April 27.

More about the lives of Cardinal Sim and Cardinal Cheong
and the Churches in Brunei and South Korea, of which their missions were dedicated to.

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Diocese of Chilaw

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Colleges:
    7

    BI. Joseph Vaz' College
    Address: Wennappuwa, Sri Lanka
    Phone: (94) 31-2255317

    Carmel Balika MMV.
    Address: Chilaw, Sri Lanka
    Phone: (94) 32-2222363

    Holy Family Balika MMV.
    Address: Marawila, Sri Lanka
    Phone: (94) 32-2254324

    Holy Family Balika MMV.
    Address: Wennappuwa, Sri Lanka
    Phone: (94)31-2255246

    St. Xavier's College
    Address: Marawila, Sri Lanka
    Phone: (94) 32-2254317

    St. Mary's College
    Address: Chilaw, Sri Lanka
    Phone: (94) 32-2222390

    St. Andrew's College
    Address: Puttalam, Sri Lanka
    Phone: (94) 32-2265568

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Boys' homes:
    5
  • Health services:
    1
  • Homes for the elderly:
    5
  • Major Catholic Social Welfare Centers:
    Caritas - Janasaviya
    Address: St. Sebastian's Church Premises, Madampe, Sri Lanka
    Phone: (94)32-2247638

    Family Apostolate Centre
    Address: Jetty Street, Chilaw, Sri Lanka
    Phone: (94)32-2222152

    Youth Apostolate Centre
    Address: St. Jude's Church, Deduru Oya, Chilaw, Sri Lanka
    Phone: (94) 32-2222474

    Catechetical Centre
    Address: Puttalam Road, Chilaw, Sri Lanka
    Phone: (94) 32-2222133

    Sudasuna Lay Apostolate Centre
    Address: Jetty Street, Chilaw, Sri Lanka
    Phone: (94)32-2222312

    Sudasuna Bookshop
    Address: Jetty Street, Chilaw, Sri Lanka
    Phone: (94)32-2221225

    "Sanhindiyawa" Animation Centre
    Address: Deduru Oya, Chilaw, Sri Lanka
    Phone: (94)32-2223962

    "Vithanika" Technical Training Centre
    Address: Kurunegala Road, Chilaw, Sri Lanka
    Phone: (94)32-2222411

    Asipa Centre
    Address: St. Pius X Horagolla, Marawila, Sri Lanka

    Josph Vaz Centre
    Address: Anuradhapura Road, Puttalam, Sri Lanka
    Phone: (94) 32-2266517

    Gonsalvez Centre
    Address: Nainamadama, Wennappuwa, Sri Lanka
    Phone: (94)31-2253440

    St. Anne's Nursing Home
    Address: Church Road, Marawila, Sri Lanka
    Phone: (94) 32-2254299

    Diocesan Archives
    Address: Bishop's House, Chilaw, Sri Lanka

    Retired Priests' House
    Address: Marawila, Sri Lanka
    Phone: (94) 60 2326403
  • Social and pastoral work houses:
    9
  • Technical Training:
    1

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Administrative Committee
  • Asian Intergral Pastoral Approach( (AsIPA)
  • Catechetics, Bible and Education
  • Catholic Education Committee
  • Committee for Finance and Property
  • Deanery Committee
  • Diocesan Offices:
    Diocesan Pastoral Care and Mission
    Finance and Property
    Catholic Education
    Social Ministry (Social Development, Family Apostolate)
    Pastoral Training Centre
  • Family Apostolate
  • Laity
  • Legion of Mary (Pious Associations)
  • Liturgy and Cultural Affairs
  • Pastoral Committee
  • Pastoral Council
  • Pontifical Mission Societies
  • Social Committee
  • The Secretariat Committee
  • Tribunal
  • Youth Apostolate

Social Communications

  • Diocesan Communication center:
    Chilaw, Sri Lanka
    Phone: (94) 32-2222312
  • Sudasuna Press :
    Jetty Street, Chilaw, Sri Lanka
    Phone: (94) 32-2222789

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