NCCSL News

Condolence Message Reverend Vernon Perera

The National Christian Council of Sri Lanka received the information about the ‘calling to glory’ of Rev Vernon Perera with profound shock and sadness. We join the family in mourning as we remember our brother with warmth, love and respect. Kindly accept our heartfelt condolences. The National Christian Council of Sri Lanka remembers Rev Vernon Perera as a committed minister of the gospel who...
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ON THE CURRENT NATIONAL SITUATION BY THE HEADS OF CHURCHES OF THE NATIONAL CHRISTIAN COUNCIL OF SRI LANKA (NCCSL) June 2021

The worsening COVID-19 pandemic situation and related deterioration of socio- economic conditions, along with mounting ecological calamities, has prompted the Churches affiliated with the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) to alert the nation and its political leadership to the need to meet the challenge for proper governance and economic and environmental management to resolve...
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Prayers to be offered – In remembrance of the War Victims

The National Christian Council of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) takes note of the ‘Call to Prayer’ by the Roman Catholic Bishop’s Council for North and East, scheduled for Tuesday 18 May 2021 in Remembrance of the War Victims. Acknowledging the ‘sanctity of life’, we call upon our membership to offer prayers for all lives lost in the nearly three decades of war and to uphold the families of the departed...
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PRESS CONFERENCE – THURSDAY 06 MAY 2021 @ 10.30 AM CALL TO THE NATION ON THE ‘COVID CRISIS’

We meet at a critical juncture of human calamity of the pandemic – COVID 19; the global effects there-to and the raising of its head yet again in our own land. It is in the midst of this national crisis and the increasing spread of this killer virus with the devastating impact on the country as a whole that the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka (NCCSL); whilst offering its...
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STATEMENT BY NATIONAL CHRISTIAN COUNCIL OF SRI LANKA ON THE 20th AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION

The National Christian Council of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) expresses its deep concern about the manner in which the 20th Amendment to the Constitution is sought to be introduced and several substantive provisions of the amendment itself. THE PROCESS The Government has decided to table the 20th Amendment Bill while also announcing that changes will be made to the Bill during the committee stage...
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NCCSL’s STATEMENT ON THE FORTH-COMING GENERAL ELECTIONS 2020

Our country Sri Lanka will yet again enter into a crucial period of her history with the forthcoming Parliamentary General Elections scheduled for 05 August 2020, where the mind of her citizens will be sought in determining the ‘way forward’ as a nation.  The National Christian Council of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) in acknowledging the paramount importance of a citizens’ right to vote, calls upon...
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NCCSL’s Statement on the “Calling to Glory” of Rev. Fr. Earnest Poruthota

It is with a sense of sorrow and joy in Christ, The National Christian Council of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) receives the news of the ‘Calling to Glory’ of Rev. Fr. Earnest Poruthota.Rev. Fr. Raymond Earnest Alexandra Poruthota, as a magnanimous disciple of Christ engaged in spreading the love of God in an encouraging and guiding spirit leading all those he acquainted with towards greater achievements...
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STATEMENT BY NATIONAL CHRISTIAN COUNCIL HEADS OF CHURCHES ON THE CURRENT CRISIS

We, the Heads of Churches under the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) hereby appeal to His Excellency Gotabhaya Rajapakse to revoke the order dissolving parliament, thereby facilitating the postponement of the parliamentary election until September or October 2020, and to reconvene the existing parliament, thus averting a Constitutional crisis we can ill afford at this juncture....
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STATEMENT BY THE NATIONAL CHRISTIAN COUNCIL OF SRI LANKA (NCCSL) ON PRESIDENTIAL PARDON FOR CONVICT SERGEANT RATNAYAKE

It is with dismay that we the Church Leaders of The National Christian Council of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) learnt of the presidential pardon given to former Army Sergeant Sunil Ratnayake who was sentenced in 2015 for the murder of eight Tamil civilians including a five- year- old child in Year 2000.The facts of the case are well known. Sergeant Ratnayake was one of the five defendants brought to...
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