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ecclesiastic

Stanislaus Tissa Balasuriya, Sri Lankan ecclesiastic. Recipient Khan Memorial Gold Medal for Economics.

Background

Balasuriya, Stanislaus Tissa was born on August 29, 1924 in Kahatagasdigiliya, Sri Lanka. Son of William and Victoria Balasuriya.

Education

Student, University Ceylon, Rome. Student, Gregorian University, Rome. Student, Oxford University.

Student, Maris Stella College, Negombo. Student, St. Patrick's College, Jaffina. Student, St. Joseph's College, Colombo.

Career

Co-founded Aquinas University with Father Peter Pillai, 1954, rector, 1964—1971. Founded Center for Society and Religion, Colombo, 1971, director, since 1971, Citizens Committee for National Harmony in Sri Lanka, 1977—1991. Visiting professor Faculty Theology, University Ottawa, 1993—1994.

Excommunicated from Catholic Church for refusing to sign 'Profession of Faith', 1997.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Jesus Christ and Human Liberation, Eucharist & Human Liberation, Catastrophe July ’83, Planetary Theology, Mary and Human Liberation, Liberation of the Affluent. Humanization Europe.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Writing, farming.

Connections

father:
William Balasuriya

mother:
Victoria Balasuriya