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Archdiocese of Colombo

Auxiliary Bishop Jayakody Aratchige Don Anthony Jayakody
Bishop Jayakody
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Auxiliary Bishop Jayakody Aratchige Don Anthony Jayakody
Archbishop's House,
976 Gnanartha Pradeepaya Mawatha,
Colombo 08, Sri Lanka

Phone: (011)2695-471/2/3
Fax :2692-009

Bishop Rev. Anthony Jayakody was born on October 2, 1958, in Pamunugma in the Archdiocese of Colombo. After completing his studies at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic School and at Gonsalves College, Pamunugama (1964–1974) and at St. Aloysius’ Minor Seminary (1975), he entered the National Seminary, Ampitiya, Kandy (1978), where he studied philosophy and theology. He received his priestly ordination in Colombo on July 27, 1985. He was a member of the staff of the Intermediate Seminary, Kalutara, and served as a parish priest in the parishes of Wewala, Pannipitiya, Halpe, and Welivita.

He obtained his Licenciate in Philosophy at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome.

He held the post of Bursar and Formator at the National Seminary, Kandy. He was also Director Philosophate at the National Seminary, Kandy, and thereafter appointed as the Rector of the National Seminary, Ampitiya from 2005–2011. From 2011 to date, he has been the Episcopal Vicar for Priestly Formation and Promotion of Vocations of the Archdiocese of Colombo, while being the Rector of St. John Mary Vianney Major Seminary, Colombo.

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