» 10/15/2007, 00.00
Melani Manel Perera
Buddhist extremists prevent celebration of mass near Colombo
In a village near the capital Buddhist monks and fundamentalists threaten Catholic community with the death of 10-15 of its members if they continue building their church. For reasons of public order, police stop masses, but clergy and worshippers are firm on upholding their “human rights” and practicing their faith.
14/10/2016 18:20:00 SRI LANKA
Sri Lankan Catholic heard the voice of Mary Rosa Mystica and forgave
Catholic woman lived in sin because of a "great pain". Her niece had left the family to marry a Buddhist man. "We lived in hatred for eight years, but then we realised that we cannot refuse her husband if we really want to put into practice God’s teachings." The clear voice of the Virgin Mary said, "My daughter, forgive him."
30/10/2010 SRI LANKA
Cause for the beatification and canonization of card. Thomas Coorey opens
"To Serve and not to be served" the motto of the cardinal, who concentrated his efforts in the religious education of children and missionary formation of young seminarians. He also founded the National Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka in Tewatta.
08/01/2008 SRI LANKA
Sri Lankan minister killed in explosion
Nation-Building Minister D.M. Dassanayake is killed in a roadside bombing. Meanwhile international criticism of the country’s deteriorating human rights situation pushes Supreme Court to slap restrictions on night time arrests and searches by the army.
01/08/2016 10:15:00 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh, new death threats for liberal personalities
A letter containing death threats was sent to local press. It does not contain the name of any organization or a sender. Police on alert. Those threatened include a judge of the war crimes Tribunal, various activists and an Imam who endorsed a fatwa against terrorism.
Case of three Catholics to go to international court
Members of their legal team said the Court in Geneva has the power to review the verdict of capital punishment. Yet more rumours have fixed the execution date for shortly after the sacred month of Ramadan.
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