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Br Shanty Liyanage is reappointed Provincial

11/03/2013: Sri Lanka

At the session of 18 February 2013, Br Superior General and his Council appointed Br Shanty Liyanage Provincial of the Province of « South Asia », for a second term, starting in August. Br Emili Turú, in the letter he addressed to the brothers of the Province, thanked Br Shanty for his readiness to remain at the head of the Province for the next three years. The Superior General was also grateful for his devotion during the three years passed and for his attitude of service and availability towards all the Brothers of the Province.

The Province of « South Asia » is composed of Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan. It has great challenges and a fine future ahead of it.

Biography of Br Shanty Liyanage
Born on 16th June 1949, 3rd in a family of 5. Has a twin brother who is also a Marist Brother. Both parents were teachers. Parents encouraged the twins to become priests. But both entered the Juniorate at Tudella in Sri Lanka in 1964. Entered Novitiate at Ragama, Sri Lanka, and made vows in 1968.

1970-1971he  did the Scholasticate and Teachers Training in Dundas, Australia. Completed a four year Special Bachelors Degree in Education in the University of Colombo in 1979. Worked as Principal in two Marist Colleges in Sri Lanka.

In the year 1998 after a Post Graduate Diploma in Education Management, left for Pakistan and worked as a missionary for 12 years. Served as Principal of two schools, Provincial Delegate in Pakistan and Provincial Councilor during this period. 

Appointed as Provincial of South Asia by the Superior General, Br. Emili Turu, for a first mandate of three years, beginning on 18th August 2010. Elected as the first Chairperson of Marist Asia Conference in Bangkok, Thailand,  in February 2102. The second three year term will begin during the Provincial Chapter in August 2013.

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