The Shrine of St. Anthony in Kochchikade is a place where Sri Lankans of all faiths come together for worship.
This year the shrine celebrates its 175th Jubilee and the relics of the saint who is associated with the shrine, St. Anthony of Padua (a small town in Italy) will be brought to Sri Lanka for the first time to commemorate this historic milestone of this shrine associated with many miracles.
These sacred relics will be brought in procession from the Bandaranaike International Airport to the Holy Shrine on March 7 and devotees could pay their respects on March 8 and 9 (from 5 a.m.- 11p.m.).
Thereafter the sacred relics will be taken to all the diocese in the country. The relics will be brought back to the Holy Shrine of St. Anthony - Kochchikade for the public to pay their respects on March 19 (4 p.m.- 11p.m.) and March 20 (5 a.m. -11p.m.)