Ceylon Bible Society

Our Vision
common task of achieving the widest possible, effective & meaningful distribution of the Holy Scriptures & of helping people interact with the world of God.

About the Ceylon Bible Society

Inaugurated in the year 1812, the Ceylon Bible Society (CBS) is one of the oldest established societies in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon). The CBS is an interdenominational Christian organization involved in the translation, publication and distribution of scripture related material island wide. Since joining the United Bible Societies in 1966 the CBS has become part of the international network of Bible Societies who work towards the goal of making the Bible accessible and affordable to all people.
The Ceylon Bible Society (CBS), one of the oldest existing societies in Sri Lanka according to the records available at the Department of Archives, was inaugurated on 1st August 1812. . It has functioned as a resource centre for Bible distribution from the year 1812.The CBS produces Scripture based material on behalf of Catholic Churches, member Churches of the National Christian Council and many new Churches, for the purpose of evangelism and mission work.
The Bible Society serves these Churches and their partner organizations as a resource, but does not usurp the mission of these Churches. Traditionally the work of the Bible Societies has concentrated on making the Bible accessible and affordable to all people at highly subsidized prices.

Our Bible Languages

There are three main languages - Sinhala , Tamil & English



To read the more about the bible in Sinhala language, please click here:

Get involved

You can get involved in Ceylon Bible Projects by contributing:
-Translation skills: if you would like to work with us on a project as a Translator please contact info@ceylonbiblesociety.org
-Working for us in another capacity- Please see the jobs listed on your local Bible Society's website
-Donating to several causes

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:1-2

Contact Us

Ceylon Bible Society

293 Galle Rd, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka 00300, 293 Galle Rd, Sri Lanka
Tel: +94 112 565 583 / 4
E-mail: info@ceylonbiblesociety.org