Population: 21,866,445 (July 2014 est.)
Ethnic groups: Sinhalese 73.8%, Sri Lankan Moors 7.2%, Indian Tamil 4.6%, Sri Lankan Tamil 3.9%, other 0.5%,
unspecified 10% (2001 census provisional data)
Religions: Buddhist (official) 69.1%, Muslim 7.6%, Hindu 7.1%, Christian 6.2%, unspecified 10% (2001 census provisional data)
On November 13, 2001 at 1227 to 1252hrs., the Lord Jesus Christ told his servant Jonathan Hansen to prophesy to the Church in Sri Lanka as a warning to them to prepare themselves as God's wrath is about to fall on the people in Sri Lanka who are not under his blood:
"Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, a land of violence. You serve the demons of violence, both in men and in ruling over men. In the name of God and man, you destroy each other. You were born out of violence and violence will be born out of you. The sea will turn against you, the water, wind and rain, until you cry to your gods in vain.
My name, the true God, is Jesus who you reject, though some in your land think they worship me through Mary. Come to me my people while there is still time to prepare for the flood that is coming, pestilence and plague.
Call unto me now while there is yet time. Prepare your lives now, my people, while you can do so freely. For the time is coming such as my people have not seen where you will be persecuted with such intensity that you cannot imagine.
Call upon me now, seek me now, so I can spare you later; so you can be lead by the Holy Spirit to safety. Call on me now and put your sins under the blood. So you can hear my voice and be saved from thine enemies."
The Word and the Spirit say, "Cry unto me, call upon me, seek me now, while it is day; for freedom is slipping away as the day turns into night. So shall it be for my people; and yes, I do see an earthquake coming, which cannot be measured or stopped by man. Your only salvation is under my blood with my angels cowering over you, lest you be dismayed and run in fear.
NOTHING CAN STOP ALL OF THIS, AS SRI LANKA WILL NOT REPENT AS NINEVEH DID, BUT WILL RESIST ME TO THE END!
Be encouraged and prepare for your redemption draweth nigh. Work hard while there is still time; for the harvest will be great and rewarding."
History of Sri Lanka:
The first Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C. Buddhism was introduced in the third century B.C. In 1505, the Portuguese took possession of Ceylon until the Dutch India Company gained control in the 17th century. The island was ceded to the British in 1796, became a crown colony in 1802, and was united under British rule by 1815. Ceylon became independent on February 4, 1948.
S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike became prime minister in 1956 and made Sinhala the country's official language. He was assassinated in 1959 by a Buddhist monk. His widow, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, became the world's first female prime minister in 1960. Ceylon changed its name to Sri Lanka (“resplendent island”) on May 22, 1972.
Tensions between the Sinhalese majority and Tamil separatists erupted into war in 1983. President Ranasinghe Premadasa was assassinated at a May Day political rally in 1993, when a Tamil rebel detonated explosives strapped to himself. The next president, Chandrika Kumaratunga, vowed to restore peace to the country. In December 1999, she was wounded in a terrorist attack. By early 2000, war had claimed the lives of more than 64,000.
After December 2001 elections, Ranil Wickremesinghe, was sworn in as prime minister. The government and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) formalized a cease-fire in February 2002.
In February 2004, President Kumaratunga dissolved parliament and called for elections. Kumaratunga's United People's Freedom Alliance won April's parliamentary elections, and Wickremesinghe was replaced by a new prime minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa.
On December 26, 2004, a powerful tsunami ravaged 12 Asian countries. About 38,000 people were killed in Sri Lanka.
President Kumaratunga and the Tamil Tigers reached a deal in June 2005 to share $4.5 billion in international aid. Intensifying violence in the eastern part of the country threatened the cease-fire and jeopardized the aid package. In August 2005, Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar was assassinated and the government declared a state of emergency.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa won the presidential election in November 2005. Rajapaksa appointed Ratnasiri Wickremanayaka as prime minister.
Violence between the LTTE and government forces intensified in 2006. The military took control of rebel-held regions in March 2007. In April, the Tamil Tigers launched their first air raid, using small airplanes to bomb an air force base near Colombo. In November, and attack by the Sri Lankan air force killed S. P. Tamilselvan, the leader of the Tigers' political wing.
In February 2008, Sri Lanka was rocked by a series of suicide bombs amid the country's celebration of its 60th anniversary of independence. In April, the Minister of Highways, Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, was killed in a bombing at the start of a marathon attributed to Tamil Tiger rebels.
In January 2009, the Sri Lankan government captured the northern town of Kilinochchi, which had been the administration headquarters of the Tamil Tigers. On May 18, 2009 the conflict ended when Velupillai Prabhakaran, the leader of the Tamil Tigers, was killed.
Early elections were called in October and held in January 2010. President Rajapaksa won the election in a landslide, defeating former army chief Gen.Sarath Fonseka. Fonseka was later arrested on charges of plotting to overthrow the government.
In April 2010's parliamentary elections, Rajapaksa's governing coalition won a landslide victory. In September, Parliament endorsed a proposal to rewrite Sri Lanka's constitution allowing Rajapaksa to run for a third term.
Sarath Fonseka was released on May 21, 2012. Academics in Sri Lanka went on strike attempting to win an increase in pay and decrease in government involvement on campuses. The strike ended in August when the government closed 13 of the island's 15 state-funded universities.
On November 14, 2012, a report was released on how the United Nations handled the last months of the Sri Lanka war. The report concluded that "many senior U.N. staff simply did not perceive the prevention of killing of civilians as their responsibility." The report was written by an investigative panel, led by a former U. N. official, Charles Petrie.
January 2013, Parliament passed an impeachment motion against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake over 14 charges of financial and official misconduct. She was replaced by Mohan Peiris.
In April 2013, Amnesty International accused Sri Lanka of intensifying a crackdown on dissent. Sri Lanka rejected the allegations.
In September 2013, the Tamil National Alliance won a landslide victory to semi-autonomous provincial council with 78% of the vote.
© 2001 World Ministries International
The following are some Scriptures that deal with end-time events. All prophecies concerning the nations are leading up to fulfillment of end-time judgments (events).
Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39
Zechariah 13: 8-9
Zechariah 14: 1-16
Daniel chapters 2, 4, 7-12
Matthew 24: 1-51
Mark 13: 1-37
Luke 21: 6-38
The book of Revelation
The book of Joel
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