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National Christian Council of Sri Lanka

Founded in 1945 (forerunners: the Christian Council of India, Burma & Ceylon formed in 1923, the Christian Council in Ceylon, 1922, the Ceylon Representative Council of Missions, 1920, and the All Ceylon Conference of 1912).

Basis: To affirm and confess our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour, and to seek together to fulfill the common calling, to the glory of the Triune God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

The vision of the NCCSL is to cooperate with God in the establishment of the reign of God here on earth through ecumenical encounter and witness.

Member Of:
Associate Member Of:
(Within the WCC membership)
Other Members:

Church of Ceylon – Diocese of Colombo

Church of Ceylon – Diocese of Kurunegala

Church of South India – Jaffna Diocese

Dutch Reformed Church

Methodist Church

Presbytery of Lanka

Salvation Army

Sri Lanka Baptist Sangarnaya


Ceylon Bible Society

Christian Literature Society

Student Christian Movement

Young Men’s Christian Association

Young Women’s Christian Association

Associate Members:
(Within the WCC membership)
Other Associate Members:

The National Christian Council of Sri Lanka is affiliated with the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism of the World Council of Churches.