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‘Grace Award’ to recognize art and design talents

The Grace Award for best contribution in Art and Design will be given annually for individuals in and around Holy Immanuel Parish, Moratuwa, starting this year. This award will be made in memory of late Aleric and Iromie Fernando’s family members, in appreciation of the Christian values inculcated in them and extended family, family members said.

The “Grace Awards’ will be launched at the Susila de Silva Abinandana Program organized by the Senior Guild of the Holy Emmanuel Church, Moratuwa.

The Adinandna program initiated to felicitate and honour a unique person of the Holy Emmanuel Church parish, Susila de Silva, will be held on Feb 9 at 9am at Parish hall, with the Archbishop of Colombo Rt Rev. Dhiloraj R. Canagasabey Lord Bishop of Colombo, gracing the occasion.

The objective of the award is to recognize potential talent in and around the Holy Emmanuel parish, with the intention of giving a helping hand and career guidance to those who excel in many vocations in Art and Design among the parishioners, and those who have a reputation in the past for such pursuits.

The present Holy Emmanuel Church was built under the patronage of Governor Sir Robert Brownrigg who contributed his share towards the erection of the Church. This Church was popularly known as the “Brownrigg Palliya” and was large enough to hold 800 to 1,000 people. A significant feature of the Anglican Church in Moratuwa was that from the very inception, Divine Services and all other Church activities were conducted in Sinhala.


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