Shining Light During Economic Meltdown in Sri Lanka








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Appeal : Shining Light During Economic Meltdown

Country : Sri Lanka

Ministry: Mission Support Fund

If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you. —Psalm 139:11-12


Having obtained a permit from the Commissioner of Charities (COC) for fundraising, the Bible Society hopes to support those suffering in Sri Lanka by providing humanitarian relief to meet their basic needs such as food, household essentials and medicine, alongside Scriptures, in hope of giving tangible encouragement in this time of financial uncertainty and political turmoil.


The economic crisis in Sri Lanka has spiralled into a humanitarian emergency as millions of people face acute shortages of food, fuel, cooking gas and medicine. The country of nearly 22 million people is suffering its worst economic crisis in seven decades. As of a report from a local newspaper on 22 June, the Sri Lankan government has declared that the economy has “completely collapsed” and warned of “a possible fall to rock bottom.”


Rev Priyantha Wijegoonawardena, General Secretary of Ceylon Bible Society, updates: “Due to the economic crisis, people are starving and cannot afford to buy things because prices are going higher. Some people live without meals for two to three days. The blind and deaf communities and people living in slums are the people most affected.”

We hope to raise $100,000 through this campaign to support more than 1,000 families who have been directly affected by this devastating crisis in Sri Lanka. The funds will be utilised for food, household essentials, and medicine.


Through this fundraising effort, the Bible Society works closely with Ceylon Bible Society and National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL) to provide the Word of Hope and humanitarian assistance to those suffering and the Christian community in Sri Lanka. Join us by donating towards this worthy cause as we pray that Sri Lankans experience the life and light of Christ as they try to rebuild and get their lives back on track. 


To make a donation, scan the PayNow QR code or key in the BSS UEN No.: S70SS0023A <PAYNOW QR CODE/>

Commissioner of Charities Permit No. 0031/2022

Mode of Giving

To support our efforts towards the Bible Mission, you can donate right now.


Alternatively, Cheque donations can be addressed to The Bible Society of Singapore, 7 Armenian Street, Bible House, Singapore 179932.

(At the back of the cheque, please indicate “Shining Light During Economic Meltdown”)

For bank transfer, below are the following details:

Account Name : The Bible Society of Singapore

Account Number : 581-834306-001

Bank Name : OCBC

For donations via PayNow : 

Scan the PayNow QR Code or key in BSS UEN No.: S70SS0023A. 

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All donations are voluntary, non-refundable and non-tax deductible. If the appeal is oversubscribed or the project changes due to unforeseen reasons, we will allocate remaining funds to similar projects.