Godfrey Yogarajah is the General Secretary of the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka and Chairman of the Asia Evangelical Alliance. He is also the Ambassador for Religious Freedom of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and a member of the International Council of the WEA, a network of some 630 million Chrisitans. For the past 30 years, Godfrey has been engaged in ministry with the persecuted Church globally. He travels extensively to restricted countries to meet with governments to advocate for religious freedom and train church leaders on coping strategies for persecution. Godfrey served as the Deputy Secretary General and Deputy CEO of the WEA and the Executive Director of the WEA Religious Liberty Commission.
A graduate of the University of Serampore in India with a B.Th and a B.D, Godfrey was awarded the ‘Good Samaritan’ award by Advocates International in 2004 in recognition of his contribution to minority rights, human rights, and religious freedom worldwide. In 2005, he was awarded the ‘Pro Fide’ Award by the Friends of Martyrs Finland for his work with the persecuted Church. In August 2015, Godfrey was bestowed the second highest national honour, ‘Deshamanya’ by the government of Sri Lanka for meritorious service to the nation.