Multiple Easter Sunday attacks on Churches and some hotels around Sri Lanka have brought grief and great sorrow leaving around 350 dead and more than 500 injured. Both the Holy Father and His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, expressed their closeness to the affected Christian communities and lamented over these victims.

It is indeed a sad period for all the Catholics around the world and for the entire humanity. The tragedy has left us all in a state of shock, devastation and disbelief. Whilst we mourn with the victims, there has been a significant outpouring of support from all around the world with prayers and love and wanting to find out ways and means to help the affected in the aftermath of this horrific attack.

In order to have a coordinated program in the relief efforts, there are accounts that have been opened to support the victims of the affected areas and parishes.

Bank A/C Details:

Account name - Archbishop of Colombo

Commercial Bank of CEYLON PLC, Borella branch
Acc No. 1190038741 
Swift Code   CCEYLKLX
Acc No:003010484963
Swift Code: HBLILKLX
Nations Trust Bank PLC, Borella Branch,
Account No. 100150006573
Swift Code   NTBCLKLX
Seylan Bank, Borella Branch
Acc No. 0820-32433329-001
Swift Code- SEYBLKLX
Bank of Ceylon
Borella Branch 
Acc No. 0000193466
Swift Code- BCEYLKLX
Sampath Bank PLC  
Nawam Mawatha Branch
Acc No. 000960003000
Swift Code: BSAMLKLX


These funds will be directed towards:

  • Supporting Children who have lost both parents.

  • School Scholarships for Children whose breadwinner of the family has been killed.

  • Counselling and support through “Seth Sarana” and “Caritas” team of the Church, with the support of qualified psychologists.

  • Supporting the communities in the affected parishes.