The Diocese of Batticaloa ( la|Dioecesis Batticaloaensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese
for south-eastern Sri Lanka
. The current bishop is Joseph Ponniah.
The Diocese of Batticaloa was created on 3 July 2012 from parts of the Diocese of Trincomalee-Batticaloa
First and oldest church of this diocese is Church of Our Lady of Presentation
Parishes and Churches
It has 19 parishes in Batticaloa deanery and 7 in Kalmunai deanery. It has 7 shrines such as St. Antony's shrine (Puliyanthivu
), Our Lady of Fátima shrine (Inginiyagala), Our Lady of the Rosary shrine (Periya Pullumalai), Our Lady of Perpetual Help shrine (Aayithiyamalai), Our Lady of Little Lourdes shrine (Navatkudah), Holy Cross shrine (Sorikkalmunai) and St. Judas Thaddaeus shrine (Thettathivu).
Diocese of Batticaloa
Category:Organisations based in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka
Category:Christian organizations established in 2012