Lift up in prayer the new president of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, who was elected on 9 January. He heads a coalition that includes both moderates and the radical Buddhist party which proposed an Anti-Conversion Law (shelved in 2005). Under his predecessor, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who ruled over the country for a decade, Sri Lankan Christians have suffered greatly. Sri Lankaês constitution gives Buddhism –the foremost place” and there is a violent, Buddhist extremist movement which targets churches and their leaders. Pray that the Lord will use the new president to end the oppression of His people and other non-Buddhists in Sri Lanka and that the new administration will implement true freedom of religion for all.