Conference of Major
Religious Superiors (CMRS)
- Sri Lanka


CMRS Sri Lanka: Vatican-Endorsed Voice for Consecrated Life.

The Conference of Major Religious Superiors (CMRS) – Sri Lanka is a permanent body of the Major Religious Superiors of the Religious Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life in the country. It is approved and established by Vatican’s Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life in accordance with Canons 708 and 709.

The aim of CMRS is to promote the life and mission of consecrated women and men in Sri Lanka by discerning ways of being a collective force at the service of the Reign of God, as envisioned by Jesus Christ.

At present, the number of religious institutes with CMRS membership stands as:

Institutes of Men Religious: 27

Institutes of Women Religious: 38

Number of Religious Men: 951

Number of Religious Women: 2332


Sri Lanka's Major Religious
Superiors Conference:
A Historical Overview

The Conference of Major Religious Superiors is a permanent organization of Religious Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life of Sri Lanka, established by the Holy See under the name of “The Conference of the Major Religious Superiors” (CMRS) in accordance with Canons 708 – 709.

(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 .......................


CMRS Leadership Team


  • President:

Fr. Roshan Jude Lakshman Silva OMI

  • Vice President:

Sr. Maryanne Perera RGS

  • Treasurer:

Bro. Bertram Perera FSC

  • Committee Members:

Fr. Angelo Sujeewa Pathirana SJ
Fr. Justin Chawhan SSS
Sr. Anne Niluka Goonatilleke SP

  • Executive Secretary:

Sr. Vajira Abeysinghe RGS


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Our Mission and Vision

Our Mission

Catalysts of Transformation

Aware of trends, challenges and contexts in the country, we mobilize our resources at community, neighborhood, institutional, parish and inter-congregational levels for bridge-building activities and effect positive attitudinal changes, building trust and communion. We uphold the dignity of every human person and take courageous actions against injustice.

Transforming Ourselves

Challenged by the divisive forces at work within us and in society, we engage in a process of healing, reconciling and trust- building among us and thus become a sign of communion.

Our Vision

CMRS Vision 2025

Rooted in Gospel Values
A Transforming Collective Force
To Effect A


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