Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a country of 21 million. The Sinhalese people are the majority, but the north and east of the island are primarily occupied by Tamils. A 30 year civil war between the two groups ended in 2009. The country is strongly Buddhist and an anti-conversion law has been in and out of parliament for years, however there is relative freedom to preach and Negombo where the ecclesia is situated, is majority Christian.

Perth commenced mission work in Sri Lanka in 1982. By 1990 there had been several baptisms and a small ecclesia meeting in a hired room in Colombo. Unfortunately however, between 1990 and 2000 this group of believers disintegrated, with several returning to their former churches and other leaving the country for work. From the late 1990s preaching efforts where renewed. Since 2000 there have been several long-term field workers living in Negombo, and the ecclesia has grown to approximately 25 members.

Recent Posts

News from Sri Lanka

15 September 2023

Like all parts of the Mission areas, Sri Lanka has had many ups and downs in recent years. The WA Committee has been very pleased with many baptisms in recent months. These have been Contacts instructed by the Sri Lankan Brothers and Sisters. We maintain regular visits to support the […]

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Sri Lanka Holiday Season

6 January 2021

Enjoying the holiday season Sri Lankan style!

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First Sri Lankan Bible School

6 January 2021

First Sri Lankan Bible School Study led by Bro Renay went very well, on the necessity to plan, and to plan to build God into our lives, it just won’t happen by luck.

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2017 Annual Update for Sri Lanka

31 October 2017

The Truth continues to grow in Sri Lanka. The Gospel is preached regularly and in the last 12 months there have been six baptisms. The Negombo ecclesia is a multicultural meeting as they receive the benefit of fellowship from the Christadelphian refugees, mainly from Pakistan, who meet regularly with them. Some […]

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Sri Lanka Refugee Update

7 December 2016

Comparing previous year’s “hide & seek” problem with Sri Lankan Immigration Police which resulted in the deportation of many Pakistanis, 2015-16 has been a very peaceful year in terms of immigration problems for refugees in Sri Lanka. This worldly peace has provided an opportunity for our refugee brethren to preach […]

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Third class passenger

19 April 2016

Having travelled to Sri Lanka several times between 1987 and 1998, I thought it was time to go again. There have been quite a few changes since my last visit. The civil war which had crippled the country for 30 years had ceased and reconstruction was well underway. And there […]

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