Cardinal to be felicitated in Kandy


KANDY – His eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith will be felicitated in the Hill Capital of Kandy on May 13.

Elaborate arrangements for the reception of the cardinal are now being made by a Committee headed by the Central Province Governor, Tikiri Kobbekaduwa.

His Eminence the cardinal will be received and conducted in a typical Kandyan style procession with a Hewisi Band to the venue of the reception at St. Antony’s Cathedral, Kotugodella Veediya.

A preliminary discussion regarding the arrangements for the big event, since it would be the second visit of a Sri Lankan Cardinal to Kandy after at least four decades.

His eminence cardinal Thomas Cooray had visited Kandy four decades ago.

The special committee that discussed arrangements at preliminary stage was chaired by Governor Tikiri Kobbekaduwa and was attended by Vicar General Rt. Rev. Milroy Perera, Head of the diocese Rev. Ivan Wijesundara, DIG,G. B. Peramune, SSP Kithsiri Ganegama, SP Gamini Ellepola, Secretary Central Province Ministry of Industries K. P. Karunadasa, Deputy Chief Secretary Upali Alahakoon, Jude Weerakoon from the Governor’s staff and representatives of the Kandy Mayor.

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