Sri Lanka

The northern Ceylonese town of Kattaivelli also had its Portuguese church. The Dutch introduced the Protestant faith. During the Portuguese period a crucifix served as a focus of worship, but when the VOC came the Kattaivelli crucifix fell victim to the Calvinist aversion to Catholic symbols. The compilers of this database have not as yet come across a source in the literature that identifies this location as a VOC post.