Lakdasa De Mel

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Right Reverend
Lakdasa De Mel
Anglican Bishop of Kurunegala
Church Anglican Church of Ceylon
See Anglican Diocese of Kurunegala
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Born Sri Lanka

The Most Rev. Lakdasa Jacob De Mel (1902-1976), MA was the first Bishop of Kurunegala, Sri Lanka.

Born to Sir Henry de Mel former Member of the Legislative Council, he was educated at the Royal College Colombo and went on to study at the University of Oxford, gaining an MA.[1]

With the inauguration of the Diocese of Kurunegala by the Church of Ceylon in January, 1950, George Hubback, the then Metropolitan, appointed Lakdasa de Mel to be the first Bishop of Kurunegala with effect from 2 February 1950.[2] In 1963, he was elected Bishop of Calcutta and Metropolitan of the Church of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Burma, a post he held until his retirement in 1970.

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