Capital City: Colombo
Population: 21.7 million
Ethnic Groups: Sinhalese 74.9%, Sri Lankan Tamil 11.2%, Sri Lankan Moors 9.2%, Indian Tamil 4.2%, other 0.5% (2012 est.)
Languages: Sinhala (official and national language) 87%, Tamil (official and national language) 28.5%, English 23.8% (2012 est.)
Religions: Buddhist (official) 70.2%, Hindu 12.6%, Muslim 9.7%, Roman Catholic 6.1%, other Christian 1.3%, other 0.05% (2012 est.)
Please Note: All data sourced from the Population Reference Bureau and the CIA World Fact Book
The CRC IN Sri Lanka
CRC Churches International has been working in Sri Lanka since the mid 1980s. We have multiple churches located throughout Sri Lanka. Hundreds of pastors have attended our Leadership Ministry Schools which have been conducted in various locations around the nation since the early 1990s. The CRC in Sri Lanka is passionate about planting more churches and training workers for the ministry so that they are prepared for the mission field.
A major development for the CRC in Sri Lanka was the Colombo Project. The official opening for the building took place on Thursday 30 March, 2017. It is an excellent facility and will be a great asset for the CRC activities in Sri Lanka and beyond.
The CRC work in Sri Lanka has also established two worthwhile children’s ministries - a preschool and a children’s home. Our preschool is located in Vavuniya in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. The children’s home has been in operation since 1998. Boys and girls are housed on seperate properties as per the government’s regulations. Both homes ensure all children under their care are sent to primary and secondary schools within the community, assures all medical and healthcare needs are met, provides all subsistence needs (i.e. food, clothing, shelter, water, sanitation, recreation etc.), and commits to continually support their overall physical, emotional, mental and intellectual development.
Our children’s homes are currently running a three year tax deductible project. If you would like to discover more about the project please visit Global Development Group or you can look at the Tax Deductible Projects tab of this website.
CRC National Leader
Pr Ernest Somanathan
Pr Hans Voortman
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