Hon. Governor


Hon. Reginald Cooray

Governor's Secretariat,

Old Park, Kandy Road,
Chundukuli, Jaffna,

Tel: +94-21-2219375
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Secretary to the Governor


Secretary to the Governor 

Governor's Secretariat,
Forest Office Lane,
Chundikuli, Jaffna


Tel: +94-21-222 0660
Fax: +94-21-222 0661 Mobile: 0773868565



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Opening Ceremony of Newly built Kachchatheevu St. Antony’s Church

The Consecration of the newly built St. Anthony's Church on the Kachchatheevu islet was held on 23rd December 2016. Catholic Bishop of Jaffna Rt. Rev. Dr. Justin Gnanapragasam, Governor Northern Province Reginald Cooray, Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne and Jaffna Commander Rear Admiral Piyal de Silva were present at the Consecration ceremony.


Bishop Gnanapragasam cut the ribbon of the main door to the entrance to the new Church and declared it open. Later on the Consecration service was held at the new altar in the church.

Three boats brought 100 devotees from South India and they were joined by 150 devotees from Sri Lanka's Northern Province for the Consecration ceremony which commenced at 8.30 a.m.

The Parish priest of the Delft and Kachchatheevu, Rev. Fr. A. Jeyaranjan coordinated with the Navy officials in making the arrangements for the ceremony.

Food and refreshments were offered to the pilgrims who gathered for the Consecration ceremony.


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