sri lanka

  • April 23, 2007

    World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Dr Sam Kobia has issued a passionate appeal to both sides in the Sri Lanka conflict to end their violence and seek a viable political way forward.

  • April 13, 2007

    Christian Aid partners are working to help displaced people in Sri Lanka after renewed fighting has forced more than 155,000 civilians to flee their homes in recent weeks.

  • April 12, 2007

    The ethnic and religious diversity of Sri Lanka's world cup cricket team is a helpful contrast to the violent sectarianism that has blighted its politics, says the Bishop of Colombo

  • March 16, 2007

    Catholic aid agency CAFOD has said it fears a new humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka following a recent escalation of ongoing violence in the north and east of the country.

  • January 9, 2007

    Almost all the churches in Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka shunned Christmas celebrations due to a refugee crisis in their war-stricken region ‚Ä' writes Anto Akkara of ENI.

  • December 23, 2006

    The church-backed National Anti-War Front (NAWF) in Sri Lanka has appealed to the government and Tamil rebels to observe an immediate cease-fire during the Christmas season - writes Anto Akkara for Ecumenical News International.

  • December 19, 2006

    Mounting casualties among displaced civilians in what the United Nations says is indiscriminate shelling in the war raging in Sri Lanka's east, have spurred churches to join protests demanding an end to the shelling in civilian areas - writes Anto Akkara for Ecumenical News International.

  • December 9, 2006

    Churches in Sri Lanka have denounced the revival of a draconian anti-terrorism law by the government aimed at hobbling support for ethnic Tamil rebels with whom government forces are in almost a fully-fledged war despite there being an official cease-fire - reports Ecumenical News International.