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Sri Lanka

Christians are a small minority (about eight percent) of the total population of Sri Lanka, but our partners, the Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India and the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka, are involved in national reconciliation in this ethnically and religiously divided nation. In the midst of civil war, our partners in the church in Sri Lanka seek to provide community development, interfaith dialogue, and relief and rehabilitation to those affected by the violence.

Pray for: Global Ministries staff and missionaries, as we follow the lead of our Sri Lankan partners in caring for those who are most in need.

Christian leaders as they participate in attempts to bring reconciliation and healing to a nation divided by religious differences.

Population (2014 est) – 21,866,445

Area – 40,770mi

Capital – Colombo

Ethnic Background

Sinhalese - 73.8%

Sri Lankan Moors - 7.2%

Indian Tamil - 4.6%

 Sri Lankan Tamil - 3.9%

Other - 0.5%

Unspecified - 10%

Exports - textiles and apparel, tea and spices; rubber manufactures; precious stones; coconut products, fish

Imports - petroleum, textiles, machinery and transportation equipment, building materials, mineral products, foodstuffs

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 73 years      F 80 years

Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 9.02 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 8.8%

People in Mission

Support Ministries in Sri Lanka

 To make a general gift for the work being done by partners in this country use the online donation page. Select Southern Asia from the designation list and type work in Sri Lanka into the Project/Partner line.

You can also make a gift for these specific ministries in Sri Lanka:

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