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Priests of the Batticaloa Diocese
  Name Ordination Parish
1 Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Ponniah 30.04.1980 /24.05.2008 Thannamunai
2 Rev. Fr. J. S. Arasarathinam 29.06.1951 Pandatharippu (Jaffna)
3 Rev. Fr. K. Mariathasan 02.12.1964 Akkaraipattu
4 Rev. Fr. Dominic Saminathan 24.08.1967 Arayampathy
5 Rev. Fr. Anthony Leo 20.09.1974 Iruthayapuram
6 Rev. Fr. Christy Fernando 21.09.1977 Kattuneriya (Chilaw)
7 Rev. Fr. Shanthan Emmanuel 20.05.1978 Adampan (Mannar)
8 Rev. Fr. A. Thevathasan 25.08.1980 Elalai (Jaffna)
9 Rev. Fr. J. S. Moreas 25.08.1980 Vankalai (Mannar)
10 Rev. Fr. G. Ambrose 23.07.1982 Thandavanveli
11 Rev. Fr. Clement V. Annadas 14.05.1986 Thandavanveli
12 Rev. Fr. Ignace Joseph 28.07.1988 Sorikalmunai
13 Rev. Fr. George Dissanayake 14.03.1989 Periya-Pullumalai
14 Rev. Fr. Francis Xavier Dias 14.03.1989 Thandavanveli
15 Rev. Fr. S. Ignatius 01.12.1990 Periya Kallar
16 Rev. Fr. J. A. G. Retnakumar 22.10.1991 Sorikalmunai
17 Rev. Fr. J. I. Chandra 21.09.1992 Cathedral
18 Rev. Fr. M. Stanislaus 01.09.1998 Vaharai
19 Rev. Fr. M. N. Chandrakanthan 01.09.1998 Periya Kallar
20 Rev. Fr. S. Antony Jeyaraj 02.09.1999 Periya Pullumalai
21 Rev. Fr. Geron Delima 02.09.1999 Sahayapuram
22 Rev. Fr. Pethuru Jeevaraj 02.09.1999 Puliyadikudah
23 Rev. Fr. G. Alex Robert 02.09.1999 Iruthayapuram
24 Rev. Fr. George Jeevaraj 24.07.2000 Periya Kallar
25 Rev. Fr. R. Thiruchelvam 26.07.2000 Veechukalmunai
26 Rev. Fr. Cryton Outschoorn 01.08.2002 Kallady – Dutch Bar
27 Rev. Fr. A. Jesuthasan 01.08.2002 Veechukalmunai
28 Rev. Fr. P. Ramesh Christy 01.08.2002 Cathedral
29 Rev. Fr. T. A. Julian 05.12.2005 Thannamunai
30 Rev. Fr. S. Jeyanixon 05.12.2005 Iruthayapuram
31 Rev. Fr. L. Jeyakanthan 05.12.2005 Veechukalmunai
32 Rev. Fr. Briner Sellar 29.08.2006 Sahayapuram
33 Rev. Fr. Terrance Ragal 03.12.2007 Iruthayapuram
Name of Seminarians
  Name Class Parish
1 Bro. P. Suhanthan 4th Year of Theology Periya Kallar
2 Bro. Pius Prasanna 4th Year of Theology Veechukalmunai
3 Bro. Norton Johnson 4th Year of Theology Panichiyadi
4 Bro. Merushan Hendrick 4th Year of Theology Akkaraipattu
5 Bro. Iruthayam Sulaxshan 3rd Year of Theology Thannamunai
6 Bro. Jerristan Vincent 3rd Year of Theology Sahayapuram
7 Bro. Antony Delima 2nd Year of Theology Akkaraipattu
8 Bro. Settick Ockerz 2nd Year of Theology Sahayapuram
9 Bro. Arulanandam Nicholas 2nd Year of Theology Kalmunai
10 Bro. Nigastan Peterz 2nd Year of Theology Sahayapuram
11 Bro. I. Jemilton 1st Year of Theology Periya Kallar
12 Bro. A. Jenson Loyd Pastoral Year Cathedral
13 Bro. P. Nicholas 2nd Year of Philosophy Kurukkalmadam
14 Bro. W. K. B. Ranil Camillus 2nd Year of Philosophy Ampara
15 Bro. E. Rajan 2nd Year of Philosophy Sorikalmunai
16 Bro. F. Christyraj 1st year of Philosophy Panichiyadi
17 Bro. Damston Sellar Pre-Philosophy Valaichenai
18 Bro. Wenceslaus Pre-Philosophy Thannamunai
Society of Jesus
1 Rev. Fr. Paul Satkunanayagam - Korakalimadu
2 Rev. Fr. Guy F. Rajendram - Cathedral
3 Rev. Fr. Joseph Mary - Cathedral
4 Rev. Fr. C. P. Rajendram - Cathedral
5 Rev. Fr. V. Yogeswaran - Arayampathy
6 Rev. Fr. Winston Rosairo - Puliyadikudah
7 Rev. Fr. Angelo Ponniah - Iruthayapuram
8 Rev. Fr. S. Thevarasa - Periya Kallar
9 Rev. Fr. Dexter Gray - Thandavanveli
10 Rev. Fr. T. Mariyadas - Thannamunai
11 Rev. Fr. T. Sahayanathan - Veechukalmunai
12 Rev. Fr. T. Jeevaraj - Veechukalmunai
13 Rev. Fr. S. Ahilraj - Cathedral

Scholastics

1 Bro. Swakeen Roshan - Iruthayapuram
2 Bro. Loganathan Lawrence Puliyadikudah
3 Bro. Thiruchelvam Anthony Iruthayapuram
4 Bro. Chandrakumar Pushpanathan - Palameenmadu
Novice
1 Bro. Manoharan Arulseelan - Thannamunai
Somascan Fathers
1 Rev. Fr. Antony Croos - Kalmunai
Blessed Sacrament Fathers
1 Rev. Fr. Ignatius Saverimuthu - Thannamunai
Franciscan – TOR
1 Rev. Fr. Sumedha Dissanayake - Ampara
2 Rev. Bro. Donald - Ampara
Cleratian Fathers
1 Rev. Fr. Antony Surenthirkumar - Sorikalmunai
Brothers of Charity
1 Rev. Bro. T. Peter Canicisus - Thirukovil
2 Rev. Bro. J. Francis Dias - Veechukalmunai
Franciscan Brothers
1 Rev. Bro. Melson Devaraj - Periya Kallar
2 Rev. Bro. Rajendram Sahayanathan - Thalankudah
3 Rev. Bro. Suthakaran Appakutty - Aligambai
Oblate of Mary Immaculate
1 Bro. Sahayanathan Suren (2nd Year Theology) Thannamunai
Apostolic Carmel Sisters – AC 
1 Sr. Trasilla (Kenya) - Cathedral
2 Sr. Nilanthi  (Pakistan) - Kalmunai
3 Sr. Kamalini (Pakistan) - Cathedral
4 Sr. Nimalapriya (Bahrain) - Dutch-bar
5 Sr. Lidwina - Cathedral
6 Sr. Emeline - Cathedral
7 Sr. Mabel - Cathedral
8 Sr. Joanina - Cathedral
9 Sr. Marie Louise - Cathedral
10 Sr. Dorethea - Cathedral
11 Sr. Mirium Clare - Valaichenai
12 Sr. Carmella ( Provincial Superior) - Ampara
13 Sr. Shirani - Ampara
14 Sr. Enid - Kalmunai
15 Sr. Therese Noeline - Cathedral
16 Sr. Cecilia Abraham - Vaharai
17 Sr. Selvaranee - Kalmunai
18 Sr. Vasanthmalar - Navatkudah
19 Sr. Dilani - Vantharumulai
20 Sr. Anne Caroline - Veechukalmunai
21 Sr. Pushpakala - Pullumalai
22 Sr. Regina Kavitha - Cathedral
23 Sr. Pavithra - Aligambai
Franciscan Missionaries of Mary – FMM 
1 Sr. Ruth Ockersz - Puliyadikudah
2 Sr. Irene Barthelot - Puliyadikudah
3 Sr. Rani Michael - Kallady
4 Sr. Mangalam Leena - Thannamunai
5 Sr. Juliet Theresa - Kallady
6 Sr. Celine Barthelot - Puliyadikudah
7 Sr. Josephine Sebamalai - Cathedral
8 Sr. Sulosana Kanapathipillai - Akkaraipattu
9 Sr. Jacintha de Silva - Ampara
10 Sr. Rita Sebastian - Veechukalmunai
11 Sr. Perpetua Johnson - Kalmunai
12 Sr. Esmie Stockz - Kalmunai
13 Sr. Theresa Ponniah - Thannamunai
14 Sr. Thavaleela Sinnathamby - Periya Kallar
15 Sr. Lilymalar Karthigesu - Thandavanveli
16 St. Thavamalar Kanapathipliiai - Periya Kallar
17 Sr. Jacintha Iruthayam - Navatkudah
18 Sr. Ranjani George - Cathedral
19 Sr. Sarojini Joseph - Veechukalmunai
20 Sr. Kumari Fernando - Ampara
21 Sr. Wilma Pethurupillai - Kurukalmadam
22 Sr. Sahayamary Daniel - Iruthayapuram
23 Sr. Antonita Iruthayam - Kallady
24 Sr. Sharmine Ragel - Iruthayapuram
25 Sr. Brenda Deniese - Kallady
26 Sr. Noyola Pathmarajah - Iruthayapuram
27 Sr. Subojini Pakkiyanathan - Thandavanveli
28 Sr. Stella Sebastian - Kallady
Little Sisters of the Poor – LSP 
1 Sr. Anne Marie Priency - Navatkudah
2 Sr. Faustina of the Trinity - Puliyadikudah
3 Sr. Fealiya Mary Immaculate - Puliyadikudah
4 Sr. Jeanne Claire de Marie - Cathedral
5 Sr. Jeyarani of the Cross - Thandavanveli
6 Sr. Marie Chrystalline Bernadette - Cathedral
7 Sr. Mary Lourdes - Cathedral
8 Sr. Mary Rilfina of Divine Mercy - Puliyadikudah
9 Sr. Noeline Bridget of the Trinity - Puliyadikudah
10 Sr. Petronilla Josephine - Cathedral
11 Sr. Mary Virginia Immaculate - Iruthayapuram
12 Sr. Geraldine of the Holy Eucharist - Thandavanveli
Holy Family Sisters – HF
1 Sr. Christaline Ockerz - Iruthayapuram
2 Sr. G. Jayanthy - Iruthayapuram
3 Sr. Anitta - Iruthayapuram
4 Sr. Vasanthy - Sorikalmunai
5 Sr. Elizabeth - Contemplative - Iruthayapuram
6 Sr. Shyamala (Contemplative) - Iruthayapuam
Good Shepherd Nuns – GS
1 Sr. Anitta John - Veechukalmunai
2 Sr. Rani Agnes - Sorikalmunai
Dominican Sisters
1 Sr. Sakunthala - Thannamunai
2 Sr. Jacintha - Thannamunai
Grace & Compassion Sisters
1 Sr. Leema - Sorikalmunai
2 Sr. Violet - Sorikalmunai
3 Sr. Thaya Moses - Thandavanveli
4 Sr. Rani Gnanapragasam - Iruthayapuram
5 Sr. Scholastica - Cathedral
6 Sr. Jena Jusapillai - Amirthakali
7 Sr. Kanita Ragel - Kallady - Dutch Bar
Somascan Sisters
1 Sr. Iruthayam Sulexana - Thannamunai
Holy Cross Sisters
1 Emily Edward - Cathedral

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Upcoming events

DIOCESAN PASTORAL CONVENTION 2014

The annual diocesan pastoral convention will be held on 08th November 2014 at Manresa, Batticaloa. All the parish priests together with your parish representatives and commission directors are requested to be present by 7 am for registration.

3rdMEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF PRIESTS 2014

The meeting of the council of priests will be held on 29th July 2014 at 9.00 am. All the priests who are working in the diocese are welcome.

MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF PRIESTS

The meeting of the council of priests will be held on 8th April 2014 at 9.00 am. All the priests are welcome.

DIOCESAN PASTORAL CONVENTION 2013

The annual diocesan pastoral convention will be held on 16th November 2013 at Miani Centre Thannamunai Batticaloa. All the parish priests together with your parish representatives are requested to be present by 7 am for registration.

DAY OF RECOLLECTION FOR PRIESTS

Day of recollection will take on Tuesdays place at the Clergy house from 9.30 am. Vicar General invites all the priests to take part.

CELEBRATION OF FR. I. JOSEPH'S 25 YEARS OF PRIESTLY ORDINATION

A Mass to commemorate his 25 years as a Priest will be held at 6.00 pm on Monday at the Clergy house chapel. Bishop invites all the priests working in the diocese to be present in the Eucharistic celebration

1st ANNIVERSARY OF THE ERECTION OF BATTICALOA DIOCESE

Bishop Joseph Ponniah cordially invites all the priests, religious and the faithful to join the Thanksgiving Eucharist to be held on 3rd July 2013 at St. Mary's Cathedral, Batticaloa.

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