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Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka

World Convention is currently building a global reference for the  countries and territories where we know there are Christian – Churches of Christ – Disciples of Christ Congregations. Of the 193 United Nations States, the Stone-Campbell Movement exists in 174. This listing includes other nations and territories, numbering 195 countries where there is at least one representation of our churches.

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The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (known until 1972 as Ceylon), is an island country in the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia.


Buddhist 70%, Hindu 12%,  Muslim 10%, Catholic 6%, Protestant 1%, Other 1%.

Stone-Campbell Presence

The Division of Overseas Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) partners with the Church of the American Ceylon Mission, theEcumenical Institute for Study and Dialogue (EISD), Jaffna College, Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India, National Christian Council of Sri Lanka, and Uduvil Girls College.

D.R. Gnanasundaram, known as “Brother Reggie,” was one of the first Sri Lankans baptized by Church of Christ missionary J.C. Choate, who visited the teardrop-shaped island off India’s southern coast in 1968. He helped establish churches in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, and across the island nation of 19.4 million people and was instrumental in obtaining legal status for Churches of Christ from the Sri Lankan government.

Columbo Church of Christ, associated with the International Churches of Christ, was planted in 2012.


Created by Gary Holloway, October 14, 2013

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