OBITUARY NOTICE- Most Rev. Dr. Anthony Leopold Raymond Peiris

Rev. Fr. Edmund Tillekeratne Fri, Sep 29, '2017

Most Rev. Dr. Anthony Leopold Raymond Peiris, Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Kurunagala was called eternal rest early morning today, 29th September 2017. Funeral arrangements will be notified later. 

Before he became the bishop of Kurunagala he was the procurator general of the Archdiocese of Colombo for many years. He served in different capacities in the Archdiocese of Colombo during his stay as a priest in the Archdiocese. 

We prayerfully remember your committed service in the Archdiocese of Colombo. May you rest in peace.

 He was born on 09th August 1932 at Kalaeliya, Ja-ela. He entered St. Aloysius minor seminary on 15th January 1945 and then proceeded to the National Seminary of Our Lady of Lanka, Ampitiya, Kandy for his theological and philosophical studies.

He was ordained a priest on 20th December 1958 at St. Lucia's Cathedreal, Kotahena, Colombo 13. by His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Cooray. 



Episcopal Motto - "Omnia Omnibus" ( All things to all men)

Offices held in the Catholic Bishop's Conference in Sri Lanka

11th July 2009 - Retirement after 22 years of committed service as the first Catholic Bishop of Kurunagala.

29th September 2017 - He was called to Eternal Rest.

 His remains lie at the Cathedral, Kurunegala. Requiem Mass is on Monday 2nd October 2017 at St. Anne's Cathedral  at 3.00 p.m.