St.Anthony’s Institute of Higher Studies

Director-Rev.Fr. Ivan Anthony Perera,

Postal Address: Kurunegala Road, Chilaw

T.P.032 2223666.

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The need for a well equipped Higher Education Center for Youth was long felt need. His Lordship Rt. Rev. Dr. Valence Mendis after assuming duties as the Bishop of Chilaw together with the Fathers unveiled the priorities at the Pastor’s Convention treated education as one of the priorities. When treating a vast field like education, we cannot confine it to schools. While playing full attention to look in to the various needs of our schools, we cannot neglect the other need of young people who have completed their school education and who seek to follow some recongnized courses on any subject and the school dropouts. The church gives a greater importance to education as it paves the way to create a true human being. A Higher Education Center of this nature is ideal focus for evangelization. As we all know the mission of Christ can be carried out through diversity of activities. This will certainly bring our young people close to God. Having understood the importance of such an institution, the arrangements were made to lay the foundation stone for the center. Their Lordships Bishop of Chilaw and Bishop Emeritus of Chilaw and many Fathers graced the occasion. His Lordship Bishop of Chilaw was very keen to have the building completed within a year.Initially the institute will operate under four main departments, namely English, Computer Studies, BA External and Theology. A qualified person of the subject heads each department.His Lordship has shown the seed and now it is for us to nurture it with Love and Care so that it will grow to a large tree.


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