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THE CONFERENCE OF MAJOR RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS OF SRI LANKA

(Can. 708 Major Superiors can be associated usefully in conferences or councils so that by common efforts they work to achieve more fully the purpose of the individual institutes, always without prejudice to their autonomy, character, and proper spirit, or to transact common affairs, or to establish appropriate coordination and cooperation with the conferences of bishops and also with individual bishops.
Can. 709 Conferences of Major Superiors are to have their own statutes approved by the Holy See, by which alone they can be erected even and under whose supreme direction they remain.)

The Inaugural Meeting of the CMRS took place on 23rd September 1960 at the Archbishop’s House Colombo.
It was convoked by His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. J.R. Knox, Delegate Apostolic for Ceylon.