International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Geography | Australia | Volume 9 Issue 9, September 2020 | Rating: 6.5 / 10


Physical Geographical and Socio-Economical Geographical Factors Contribute towards the Temporal and Spatial Diffusion of Christianity in Sri Lanka: A Case Study in Puttlam District

W. Varunika Nishani Fernando | R. K. L. Mervin Dharmasiri


Abstract: This research examines the Christian community's spatial and temporal patterns in Sri Lanka with particular reference to Puttlam district since 1505s to the contemporary period. The research has a clear historical perspective, and the modern period examination was based primarily on a qualitative study of dry zone villages situated in Puttlam district. Findings revealed that the expansion of the Christian community in Sri Lanka has a precise spatial and temporal diffusion pattern. Among various foreign invaders' impacts, the wide diffusion of Christianity in this area identified under two sectors: physical geographical, and Socio-economic geographical factors. To ascertain the extent to which the physical geographical factors have contributed, the weather condition, landscape, accessibility, location of coastal areas, and Natural resources considered. To describe the socio-economic, geographical factors, way of life, various social, economic, and political activities aligned with Christianity caused such diffusion.


Keywords: Christian community, Spatial, Temporal, Diffusion, Sri Lanka, Historical perspective, Foreign Invaders, Physical geographical, Socio- economical


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 9, September 2020,


Pages: 1310 - 1319


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