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Santha Sebasthian Puranaya Saha Kandana launched

Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith and Senior Attorney-at-Law Godfrey Cooray
Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith and Senior Attorney-at-Law Godfrey Cooray

xThe latest book written by senior Attorney-at-Law Godfrey Cooray, ‘Santha Sebasthian Puranaya Saha Kandana’ (The history of St. Sebastian and Kandana), was launched at a ceremony held at De La Salle Auditorium, De Mazenod College, Kandana recently.

The occasion was graced by The Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith and Chief Justice Priyasath Dep, among a host of other distinguished guests.

The author of the book, Cooray is a veteran of more than 40 years as an active and eminent member of the Bar Association. He studied at De Mazenod College, Kandana before entering the University of Sri Jayewardenepura where he graduated with a class in the Bachelor of Commerce degree. He is a senior partner of the first and only law firm in Negombo, Godfrey Cooray Associates. The book discusses the buried history of the Muthurajawela and Aluth Kuru Korale civilization, Kandana and St. Sebastian Church, the proud history of which dates back to more than a century. Cooray discusses the historical and archaeological values and culture.

The author has been researching the buried history and culture of Muthurajawela and Aluth Kuru Korale civilization which dates back to more than 1,000 years and ‘Santha Sebasthian Puranaya Saha Kandana’ is the outcome of more than four years of intense research done by the author.

 Ruwantha Cooray 

 

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