Bishop Duleep de Chickera has voluntarily resigned from the Bishopric of Colombo with effect from the 31st of December 2010. The (Anglican) Church of Ceylon Constitution requires Bishops to voluntarily resign after ten years of ministry, or at the age of 65, whichever comes first. The former applies to Bishop Duleep.
He completes ten years in May 2011, but has decided that the end of a calendar year is the most appropriate time to go. He will continue to serve the Diocese of Colombo in Sri Lanka as the Metropolitan’s Commissary and Vicar General of the Diocese with effect from 1st January 2011, till his successor takes over.
He and his wife Geetha hope to spend a short sabbatical abroad thereafter in reflection and writing.
Mrs Thanja Peiris
Diocese of Colombo
Church of Ceylon
21st December 2010