The National Christian Network of Sri Lanka (NCNSL) was formed in 1952 shortly after Sri Lanka gained independence. With the mission of serving the national church, NCNSL is committed to transforming the nation through missions, human rights advocacy, and economic development. Since its inception, the ministry has grown significantly and today consists of organizations representing more than 200,000 evangelical Christians throughout the country.

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The National Christian Network of Sri Lanka (NCNSL) was formed in 1952 shortly after Sri Lanka gained independence. With the mission of serving the national church, NCNSL is committed to transforming the nation through missions, human rights advocacy, and economic development. Since its inception, the Alliance has grown significantly and today consists of organizations representing more than 200,000 evangelical Christians throughout the country.

Sri Lanka is an island nation of 20 million people located off the southern tip of India. Buddhism is the state religion claiming 70 percent of the population, with Hinduism and Islam at 12 and 8 percent respectively. Evangelicals number about one percent.

After gaining independence, the country struggled to define itself and was torn apart by religious and communal violence. Efforts by extremists to establish an independent Tamil state in the north and east led the country into civil war in 1983. Though the war ended in 2009, ethnic tensions remain high. Families are struggling to recover from the deaths of more than 80,000 of their countrymen. More than 200,000 people were internally displaced during the war, and many remain in refugee camps. The long struggle for peace has earned the country the name “the island of tears.”

Sri Lanka is one of the few non-Muslim countries where Christianity has been in decline. However, over the last ten years, a surge of spiritual life and vision has brought a sense of expectancy among Christians. At the same time, Buddhists and Hindus have become significantly more open to the Gospel.

This growth has come at a high cost. Over the last several years more than 150 churches have been burned and many Christian workers assaulted. Only about 3,000 villages, out of a total of more than 38,000, have any kind of Christian witness.

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Leadership Training Transforms New Believer

March 26, 2018

The twentieth round of church leadership training for our ministry happened last year between July and October, with three male and nine female students. They represented four different districts of…

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LKNC October 2017 Update Reaching Out to Neighbors

Reaching Out to Neighbors

November 1, 2017

Thank you for your prayers. We were able to have a one day seminar for more than sixty-five leaders on how to reach out to their neighbors. This was an…

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LKNC August 2017 Update A Story from the Flood

A Story from the Flood

August 31, 2017

The National Christian Network continues to work among the flood-affected victims in Sri Lanka. One of the beneficiaries of this work narrates the extent of the horrible experience that she and her…

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Flooding takes 212 lives

August 13, 2017

After claiming the lives of 212 persons, the flood waters of the monsoon rains have now receded but lives of the 603,724 affected persons are still in chaos. They are…

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LKNC May 2017 Update Sri Lanka Flooding

Horrible flooding in Sri Lanka

May 31, 2017

  Sri Lanka faces the worst flooding in 14 years, more than 188 people were killed and it is expected to continue. More than 99 people are missing and the…

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April 2017 Update LKNC missions and training seeks to engage community

Seeking to equip leaders

May 15, 2017

  In keeping with its vision of “Unifying the Church to transform the Nation,” NCN works proactively in 3 broad areas of Missions. They are Religious Liberty, Human Rights, and…

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LKNC February 2017 Update Palm Trees

New people group focus

March 9, 2017

  NCN was able to conduct an awareness meeting in a church about the need to reach the M people group. The church adopted a place in the region to…

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Christmas program for children

January 26, 2017

Sister Hansa* organized a Christmas program for the non-Christian children on the 26th of December, 2016. 49 children along with a few parents participated. She informed those who were invited…

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A Tipical Church

Addicted to heroin to hero in Christ

December 23, 2016

Bro. Ravi* comes from a very poor background. The main job in that area is tile and brick making. Ravi shares his struggles and how Christ helped him through: I…

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Family transformed

November 29, 2016

Hiya comes from a very low-income group family who are mostly farmers. She is married and blessed with four children. One day one of her children became very sick and…

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  1. Jim Vollmer

    I bless you, Godfrey, as you work through difficult circumstances, knowing that through persecution we are purified. May Sri Lankan Believers walk in a spirit love and in unity that will attract thousands more to the fold. Please let us know how we might pray for you.

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The National Christian Network was formed in 1952 shortly after Sri Lanka gained independence. With the mission of serving the national church, NCN is committed to transforming the nation through missions, human rights advocacy, and economic development. Since its inception, the Alliance has grown significantly and today consists of organizations representing more than 200,000 evangelical Christians throughout the country.

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