Ereceted as the Diocese of Batticaloa, separating from the Diocese of Trincomalee/Batticaloa in 2012, the diocese is saffragan to the Archdiocese of Colombo.


  • Most Rev. Dr. Ponniah Joseph

Diocesan Director of Education

  • Rev. Fr. Geron De Lima

Notable Schools

Name Year Location Age
St. Michael’s College 1873 Batticaloa 147
St. Cecilia’s Girls’ College 1876 Batticaloa 144


  • Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Ponniah, Bishop of Batticaloa from 2012 –