Sri Lanka

The VOC regarded the presence of the Ceylonese Catholics, converted by the Portuguese, as a serious threat. By means of an active Protestant mission the Company hoped to counter this threat and create a bond with its new subjects. Religious education formed a cornerstone of this policy. Lessons were given in church halls and the results booked were a source of enormous satisfaction to the Company clergy. The compilers of this database have not as yet come across a source in the literature that identifies this location as a VOC post.