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Bishop Arachchige Don Wimal Siri Appuhamy Jayasuriya
Bishop Jayasuriya
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Bishop Arachchige Don Wimal Siri Appuhamy Jayasuriya
Bishop's House,
Puttalam Road,
Chilaw 61000, Sri Lanka

Phone: (032)2222.332
Fax :2223.233

Pope Francis appointed Msgr. Arachchige Don Wimal Siri Appuhamy Jayasuriya as bishop of Chilaw on Dec. 6, 2023.

Bishop Jayasuriya was born on Jan. 23, 1969, in Negombo in the archdiocese of Colombo.

After attending the minor seminary in Chilaw, he studied philosophy and theology at the Our Lady of Lanka National Major Seminary in Kandy.

He was ordained a priest on Aug. 9, 1997, for the diocese of Chilaw.

He holds a baccalaureate in philosophy and theology from Our Lady of Lanka National Major Seminary, Kandy.

Following his ordination and several years of pastoral ministry, he pursued further studies at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome from 2000 to 2005, where he earned a licentiate a doctorate in canon law in 2005.

Bishop Jayasuriya served as parish priest of Saint Mary Mother of God in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend while on a mission in the United States.

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