Day 15

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Sri Lanka

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Christian ministries are raising funds to help provide basic food packets to distribute to those who are struggling in the face of the nation’s bankruptcy.  Food and fuel shortages mean many are lacking enough to eat. Praise God for Christians who are willing to be involved in distributing food packs. Their concern is that they may not have enough fuel to be able to travel to the places where food is most needed. Pray for miraculous provision of fuel; that they may find they can travel a very long way without having to refuel. Pray for a new beginning to come to Sri Lanka. Pray for wisdom for those negotiating a way out of the current economic failure (The Bible, Proverbs 1:1-3).

Source: Christian workers in the region

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Twenty-six years of civil war pitted Sri Lanka’s government forces, representing the Buddhist Sinhala majority, against Hindu Tamil separatists. The conflict resulted in upwards of 100,000 deaths. Although the conflict ended in 2009, tensions and accusations remain and promised truth and reconciliation commissions have not been forthcoming, and perhaps now seem even less likely. Sri Lanka has the longest continuous history of Buddhism of any predominately Buddhist nation. Extreme Buddhism combined with nationalism results in a surge of violent persecution toward all who are not Buddhist.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Ranil Wickremesinghe
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Dinesh Gunawardena
POPULATION
22,053,000
CHRISTIANS
2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
Unknown
DOMINANT RELIGION
Buddhism
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
33,170
LIFE EXPECTANCY
76.56 yrs
LITERACY RATE
98.1%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
8.9%