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Sri Lanka
April 2010

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka We thank God for the recent teaching and training programmes in Trincomalee taken by Dr Gareth Crossley, from Derbyshire in England. Dr Crossley's subjects included Christology, commitment and the sovereignty of God.             It was a blessed programme, with many brothers re-kindled, motivated and encouraged to get more involved in preaching the gospel…

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Missionary Spotlight – Sri Lanka’s painful aftermath
July 2009

Missionary Spotlight – Sri Lanka’s painful aftermath

Sri Lanka's painful aftermath On 19 May the President of Sri Lanka declared the 25-year-old civil war between the Sinhalese government forces and LTTE (Tamil Tigers) officially ended. The Tamil Tigers were defeated after a conflict in which more than 80,000 lives were lost and 1.2 million people displaced. Now a major humanitarian crisis is unfolding…

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Sri Lanka’s perils
September 2007

Sri Lanka’s perils

Sri Lanka's perils by K. MuraleetharanThe Lord reigns in Sri Lanka - in spite of the chaos and poverty! Not a single day goes by without violence and abductions, and the churches face all this and other issues. In this article we review some of the problems confronting believers in Sri Lanka and ask for…

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Missionary Spotlight – Sri Lanka – a pastor reflects on blessings and failures
October 2005

Missionary Spotlight – Sri Lanka – a pastor reflects on blessings and failures

26 December 2004 was another Lord's Day morning and we were gathering for worship. I heard my daughter cry out 'the sea is coming'. At first I didn't believe her; until I heard the cries of others and witnessed the sea rushing up to the compound gate. Two or three times it came and…

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Missionary Spotlight – Sri Lanka
November 2000

Missionary Spotlight – Sri Lanka

Kept by the power of GodThe civil war continues here in Sri Lanka. Amidst fighting between Tamil Tigers and government forces we are being kept by the power of God. Indiscriminate searches and arrests are the order of the day, along with exploding land mines, claymore mines, grenades (yesterday, two were killed in Trincomalee),…

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God’s grace in an island of graves
December 1998

God’s grace in an island of graves

Sri Lanka has a multi-ethnic society, comprised of Sinhalese, Tamils, Burghers and Malays. Protestant evangelical Christians amount to less than 1% of the total population. Serious ethnic conflict between the (mainly Buddhist) Sinhalese and (mainly Hindu) Tamil communities has continued for the past fifteen years. It has affected all areas of life. The continuing…

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February 1998

Missionary Spotlight – Sri Lanka

 'Pearl' or 'tear drop' of the Indian Ocean?HistoryAboriginal Vedda inhabiting the island were conquered by Sinhalese, who came from north India during the 500's B.C. In the third century B.C. the island became a major centre of Buddhism. Tamils arrived from south India from 100 B.C. onwards. Conflict between Sinhalese and Tamils resulted in…

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February 1998

Missionary Spotlight – Sri Lanka – Features

Physical: An island 25,328 square miles in area, 50 miles south-east of India. Hilly in the south. Adam's Peak, standing 2243 metres high, is sacred to Buddhists.Population: 18 million. Sinhalese - 74%; Tamils 17%; Moors - 7% (partly descended from Arab seafarers); others - 2%. Population density - 622 persons per square mile. One…

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