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Godfrey Yogarajah

Godfrey Yogarajah is the Deputy Secretary General and the Deputy CEO of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA). He is also the Executive Director of the WEA Religious Liberty Commission and the Chairman of the International Institute for Religious Freedom. As the head of Alliance Development for the WEA, Mr. Yogarajah currently oversees the establishing of new and strengthening of existing evangelical alliances worldwide.

A graduate of the University of Serampore in India with a B.Th and a B.D, Mr. Yogarajah 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, Mr Yogarajah was bestowed the second highest national honour, ‘Deshamanya’ by the government of Sri Lanka for meritorious service to the nation.