Disinformation, discrimination, destruction and growth

A case study on persecution of Christians in Sri Lanka


  • Godfrey Yogarajah


Case study, patterns of persecution, stages of persecution, church growth under persecution


The article seeks to examine the trends and patterns of warning, and the stages of metamorphosis, towards violent persecution of the church, and God’s redemptive transformation of the situation. Real life experiences and stories are used to illustrate and analyze trends of persecution through a case study of Sri Lanka.

Author Biography

Godfrey Yogarajah

Godfrey Yogarajah graduated from the Union Biblical Seminary in Pune, India with a B.Th. and a B.D. He is General Secretary of the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCASL) where he has served since 1990 (for the past eighteen years). He has also served as General Secretary of the Evangelical Fellowship of Asia from 2001–2008 (the past seven years). He is presently the Executive Director Designate of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) Religious Liberty Commission. A vigorous campaigner for religious freedom in Sri Lanka and Asia, Godfrey’s efforts were recognized and honoured with the ‘Good Samaritan’s Award’ presented by Advocates International in 2004.