Hendala Baptist Church & Its Internet Ministry

On 16th April 1812 the first Baptist Missionary landed in then Ceylon. The village Hendala situated on the North of the City of Colombo had a Leprosy Hospital built by the Portugese. Rev. James Chater and his assistant Rev. Hendrick Siers visited the Hospital to spread the Good News to the patients. Gradually they took the Gospel to the adjoining villages. By 1838 a small group of believers conducted Cottage meetings in the village.

In 1840 Rev. J. P. Silva was appointed as the 1st Pastor of the Hendala Baptist Church (HBC). In 1845 three converts were baptized by him. Two Mission stations were opened in Batagama and Kandana where two boys’ schools were started.

(Note :- Text extraced from ' History of Baptist Churches & The Auxiliaries Book')


Hendala is a semi urban area situated in Wattala . It is situated between the Colombo city and Bandaranaike International Airport and is 10km from Colombo city & 28km from International Airport.

People at Hendala are from different religions, speak different languages and follow different customs and rituals. The residents are mainly Catholics.

At present there are over 200 members and approximately 175 worshipers are present on any Sunday for the worship at HBC.

HBC is a member church of Sri Lanka Baptist Sangamaya (SLBS).

SLBS is a member of Baptist World Alliance

Hendala Baptist church - inside

The Internet Ministry

In 2016 the church initiated a special project ( coded as BaptistChurch.lk on Internet ) to provide information updates on the Internet from ALL Baptist churches in Sri Lanka. Hence the project was named as 'Baptist Church Sri Lanka'.

The project has its own Logo and own rules and regulations for publishing on the Internet.

Initially it was limited only to a small scale web site. Subsequently it was expanded to cover Social media sites such as Facebook and Instargram.

These social media pages also use the common heading 'Baptist Church Sri Lanka"

Above social media channels provide an open space for all Baptists in Sri Lanka to discuss, share ideas, Positives and also Negatives. Subject to set rules and regulations.

Our social media channels now reach 1000's of people arround the Globe with many subscribers.