Sri Lanka

Once a peaceful island paradise, this country has suffered 25 years of civil war between terribly embittered Tamils (Hindus or Muslims) and Singhalese (Buddhists) from 1982 til 2009. In the midst of the break-down of order, the Buddhist clergy has been making moves to strengthen its influence on the government, by introducing changes in the constitution that favour Buddhism as a religion. Since then persecution of Christians and other minorities has drastically increased.

VFA partners with church-planting movements in Sri Lanka.