New President of Sri Lanka

Lift up in prayer the new president of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, who was elected on 0 January. He heads a coalition that incudes both moderates and the radical Buddhist party which proposed an Anti-Conversion Law (shelved in 2005). Under his predecessor. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who ruled over the country for decade, Sri Lankan Christians have suffered greatly. Sri Lanka’s constitution gives Buddhism “the foremost place” and there is a violent, Buddhist extremist movement which targets churches and their leaders. Pray that the Lord will use the new president to end the oppression of His people and other non-Buddhists in Sri Lanka and that the new administration will implement true freedom of religion for all.

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