Church renovation schedule
Galle road side of the main hall finished before 10th of August 2013.
Other side will be finished by end of the August 2013.
Color wash and landscaping by 7th of September 2013.
Construction work of Front Facade with Pinnacle, Porch and Bell Towers due to be commenced in November 2013.
The members of the Parish Pastoral Council and the Parishioners of the Church of Mother of SorrowsPanadura, Sri Lanka
under my guidance have decided to launch fund raising projects to facilitate 75th Jubilee celebrations
to be incorporated with the “Annual Church Feast” to be held on and
The real meaning of the Jubilee is that Panadura Parish was separated from Wadduwa Parish to be installed
as an independent Parish in 1938. The main objective of the Project is to raise funds to finance some construction,
modification and urgent maintenance work of the church. Special emphasis will be given to restructure the building
in order to face-lift to provide traditional Roman & Gothic out look to our Church. Rev. Fr. Sirira Priyashantha, Parish Priest
Letter of appeal to raise funds and the proposed facelift architectural documents available to download 1.5mb
The Church of Mother of Sorrows
(MATER DOLOROSA as used in early days) Initially our Church in Panadura was located at main street,
adjoining 2nd cross-street. From the very old records at the Catholic Archives Department at the Bishops House
it was found out that the building of this church was begun in 1858 by Rev. Fr. Arguan and completed in 1864.
It is believed that Bishop Hilarion Silani OSB, Vicar Apostolic of Colombo blessed the Church in 1864 ...
... the war came on and with it the black out and a great panic in the hearts of men.
On account of this, the Jubilee celebrations were postponed and the balance sum of Rs. 100 was deposited at the Procure in aid of the
Jubilee fund ...