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Praised be God's glorious name for ever, may the whole earth filled with his glory...

Diocese of Kandy comprises the central province of Sri Lanka and is situated in the hill country. It is divided into three vicariates, namely, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Matale, which coincide with the local government administrative districts. The tea plantation sector, for which Sri Lanka is well known, covers a large part of the diocese.

— Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Vianney Fernando

      (6 th bishop of Kandy)


Fury in Sri Lanka After a Garbage Dump Collapses, Killing at Least 30

Anger is rising in a Sri Lankan community that has suffered at least 30 deaths after a dumpsite residents had long deemed unsafe collapsed on Friday. According to the army, six children were among those killed in the disaster. On Monday, an operation to recover the missing was still ongoing with hopes of finding survivors...

Media salutation Award in the Diocese of Kandy 2017

Media plays a big role in the present society. It is very important to appreciate their valuable service. Most Rev. Dr. vianney Fernando together with the Diocesan media center presented awards for twelve media personals On 09th April 2017 at Good shepherd convent auditorium.

Chrism mass at Nuwaraeliya 2017

The chrism mass was held at Nuwaraeliya on 10th April 2017. Priest including diocesan and religious who are working in the diocese participated and renewed their priestly vows.

News & Activities

Easter Play 2017

Diocesan media center organized the Easter Play for the third time. The name of the play is ″PETER YOU ARE THE ROCK″ and directed by Mr. Nelson kannangara. It was held at Good shepherd convent, kandy on 09-04-2017. Chief guest of the event was most Rev. Dr. vianney Fernando the bishop of kandy.

Joseph Vaz Singing Competition

St.Joseph Vaz Singing Competition was held at St.Xavier’s Church in Nuwaraeliya. The purpose of the programme is to introduce the spirituality of St.Joseph Vaz and heroic life of him .The Programme was organized by Rev.Fr. Nerio Abrahem and his assistance.

universal Migrant Day at Hatton

Shepherd in the Diocese announces the year 2017, As the Year of St.Joseph Vaz

Most Rev.Dr.Vianney Fernando the Bishop of Kandy announces the year 2017 01 16 to 2018 01 16 as the year of St.Joseph Vaz on 14 01 2017 at the Diocesan Shrine -Ampitiya.


Daily Reading links

The Bishop of Kandy

YEAR of Saint Joseph Vaz