“Music has the capacity of expressing the profound nature of human emotions, be they personal or collective and the Holy Bible invites us to praise God in song using musical instruments of various kinds”.
The 204th Anniversary of the Ceylon Bible Society was celebrated with a thanksgiving. This was held on Monday the 1st of August 2016 at 5.15 pm at the Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7. The Chief Guests at this event were Mr. Ishan & Mrs. Shanas De Lanerolle.
The Patron of CBS, Rt. Rev. Dhiloraj Canagasabey, Bishop of Colombo together with the Apostolic Nunciature in Sri Lanka, His Excellency Arch Bishop Pierre Nguyen Van Tot, Mrs. Lakshani P Fernando, General Secretary of CBS, Mrs. Jayanthi David, President of the Women’s Committee of CBS, Clergy and members of General Council were present. The winner of the Primary category of the “30th Light of the World Speech Contest” Ms.Nichelle Keshia Gnanasundaram presented the Bible Reading.
The following choirs participated at this event:
• Bishop’s College, Colombo
• Wesley College Primary School , Thampola, Katunayaka
• Carey College, Colombo
• Christian Fellowship Centre, Wellawatta
• People’s Church, Narahenpita
• St. Matthias Church, Laxapathiya
• International Church of Christ, Colombo 3
• King of Kings Church, Kottawa.