Warnakulasurya Wadumestrige Devasritha Valence Mendis
Bishop Mendis succeeded Bishop Frank Marcus Fernando as the Bishop of Chilaw on 19 October 2006. He is currently Secretary General of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Sri Lanka. He is a former student of Prince of Wales' College, Moratuwa, St. Sebastian's College, Moratuwa, the University of Peradeniya and the Pontifical Urban University, Rome.
- Catholic Hierarchy: Bishop Warnakulasurya Wadumestrige Devasritha Valence Mendis
- Cathedral bells chime on consecration of new Bishop, by Commodore Shemal Fernando, RSP, USP, MSc (The Island)
- His Lordship Valence Mendis: A gentle shepherd - Commodore Shemal FERNANDO, RSP, USP, MSc (Daily News)
- Life of a shepherd in retrospect by Commodore Shemal Fernando, RSP, USP, MSc (Sunday Observer)