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Seniority by Bishop Ordination


Ordained
Bishop
YearsNameCurrent Title
Most Senior
17 Jul 1968 Archbishop Oswald Thomas Colman GomisArchbishop Emeritus of Colombo
30 Jul 1981 Bishop Thomas Emmanuel SavundaranayagamBishop Emeritus of Jaffna
7 May 1983 Bishop Joseph Kingsley SwampillaiBishop Emeritus of Trincomalee
21 May 1983 Bishop Joseph Vianney FernandoBishop of Kandy
3 Sep 1988 Archbishop François Robert BacquéApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Netherlands
6 Jan 1991 Archbishop Osvaldo PadillaApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Korea
31 Aug 1991 Albert Malcolm Ranjith Cardinal Patabendige DonArchbishop of Colombo
14 Jun 1997 Bishop Julian Winston Sebastian Fernando, S.S.S.Bishop of Badulla
20 Dec 1998 Archbishop Thomas Yeh Sheng-nanApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Algeria
25 Sep 1999 Mario Cardinal ZenariApostolic Nuncio to Syria
3 Feb 2001 Bishop Vincent Marius Joseph PeirisAuxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Colombo
6 Jan 2003 Archbishop Pierre Nguyễn Văn TốtApostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Sri Lanka
Most Junior
29 Aug 2020 Bishop Anton Ranjith PillainayagamAuxiliary Bishop of Colombo
23 Jun 2018 Bishop Jayakody Aratchige Don Anton JayakodyAuxiliary Bishop of Colombo
28 Nov 2015 Bishop Justin Bernard GnanapragasamBishop of Jaffna
25 Jul 2015 Bishop Christian Noel EmmanuelBishop of Trincomalee
27 Apr 2013 Archbishop Brian UdaigweApostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka
11 Feb 2012 Bishop Sampathawaduge Maxwell Grenville SilvaAuxiliary Bishop of Colombo
11 Feb 2012 Bishop Fidelis Lionel Emmanuel FernandoBishop of Mannar
31 Aug 2011 Bishop Raymond Kingsley WickramasingheBishop of Galle
24 May 2009 Archbishop Joseph SpiteriApostolic Nuncio to Lebanon
24 May 2008 Bishop Joseph PonniahBishop of Batticaloa
11 Jul 2007 Bishop Cletus Chandrasiri Perera, O.S.B.Bishop of Ratnapura
2 Apr 2005 Bishop Warnakulasurya Wadumestrige Devasritha Valence MendisBishop of Chilaw

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