National office for social communication

Catholic bishops’ conference – Sri Lanka

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In the world of today, media has become as necessary as food and clothing. It has played significant role in strengthening the society. Media is considered as "mirror" of the modern society, infect, it is the media, which shapes our lives. Therefore we as the leaders of the Church have a great responsibility to guide and monitor specially the youth and the children who are much more than the adults exposed to it.


Office structure & development

The National Catholic Centre for Social Communication operates under the direct supervision of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka where the Chairman Bishop and the vice chairman Bishop are set apart for the National Commission for the Catholic Social Communication and the National Director is appointed and directly held responsible to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka.

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Chairman Bishop for the National Commission
Rt. Rev. Dr. Maxwell Silva

Vice Chairman Bishop for the National Commission
Rt. Rev. Dr. Noel Emmanuel

National Director
Rev. Fr. W. N. Lal Pushpadewa Fernando OMI


At present there are number of responsibilities attached to the post such as,

  • Media Spokesperson for the Catholic Bishops' Conference in S.L.
  • Media Spokesperson for the Catholic Church in S.L.
  • Member of the Executive Board of SIGNIS Asia and of the Screening Committee
  • National Director for the National Commission for the Catholic Social Communication
  • President - SIGNIS Sri Lanka
  • Country President - Radio Veritas
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Programmes

  • Monthly Rupavahini Programmes
    • Advisory Board Meeting – SLRC, SLBC AND ITN
    • ITN
  • Weekly Radio Programmes and Special Christmas programmes
  • Programme: ‘Ratawata Naththal
  • Verbum Television
  • Web-site

Events

  • Signis salutation, telecine awards ceremony
  • “Dharmaprabhashwara” salutation
  • Monthly cinema course
  • Film appreciation seminar

Committees/units/field missions

  • Meeting of the Diocesan Directors of Social Communications
  • nter apostolate Service
  • Official Visitations to Dioceses
  • Addressing the Conference of Major Religious Superiors
  • Formulating a COMMISSION with the Diocesan Directors of Social Communications
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Our Activities