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Melani Manel Perera
Forty radical Buddhists attack Protestant clergyman and his wife in Matara
The attack occurred on 9 August in Deniyaya, southern Sri Lanka. President Rajapaksa's brother-in-law was present. The two, who belong to the Assembly of God Church, are accused of handing out Christian religious material in the area.
03/08/2017 14:51:00 SRI LANKA
Colombo Caritas promotes interfaith coexistence
"We must overcome violence," said the Venerable Yatawatte Ganarama Thero. "We bless and appreciate the action taken by the Catholic Church to promote interfaith coexistence,” said Muslim representative Abdhul Rahuman. "The challenge for us today is to build a peaceful country," said Father Lawrence Ramanayake, director of Seth Sarana-Caritas Colombo.
11/05/2011 SRI LANKA
Christians should take part in ‘Vesak’ celebrations to boost ethnic reconciliation
Many Buddhist and Christian values are similar. Christian human rights activist Jehan Perera explains why Christians, Muslims and Hindus must take part in the celebrations marking the enlightenment of the Buddha.
Christian and Muslim Dalits backed by fellow Dalits from other religions
30/11/2017 19:26:00 BANGLADESH – VATICAN
For Hindu and Buddhist leaders, Pope Francis is a messenger of peace and love in Bangladesh
Representatives of minorities talk about living together in society, progress and the truth that leads to development. Religions provide help in cases of violence. The non-war view can play a role in a world where fighting is everywhere. From our correspondent
04/02/2005 SRI LANKA
Mgr Gomis urges politicians to work for human rights and religious freedom
In his Independence Day message, the Archbishop of Colombo stresses how peace and solidarity are necessary to rebuild the country after the tsunami.
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