Erected as the Diocese of Badulla, separating from the Diocese of Kandy in 1972, this diocese is suffragan to the Archdiocese of Colombo


  • Most Rev. Dr. Winston Fernando

Diocesan Director of Education

  • Rev. Fr.

Notable Schools

Name Year Location Age
St. Joseph’s College 1909 Bandarawela 111
Little Flower Convent 1927 Bandarawela 93


  • Most Rev. Dr. Leo Nanayakkara, Bishop of Badulla from 1972 – 1982
  • Most Rev. Dr. Edmund Joseph Fernando, Bishop of Badulla from 1983 – 1997
  • Most Rev. Dr. Winston Fernando SSS, Bishop of Badulla from 1997 –