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Sri Lankan Buddhist radicals attack two independent Christian churches
Eight Buddhist monks were among the 24 people who carried out the attack. Police were unable to contain the mob, which destroyed buildings and burnt religious literature. According to the attackers, the two churches do not have the permit needed to remain open. Religious intolerance is growing against religious minorities.
17/06/2014 SRI LANKA
Radical Buddhists continue their violent attacks against Muslims
According to early reports, four people are dead, 91 injured, including a week-old baby. A mosque is destroyed, and scores of homes and shops are looted or torched. "We condemn the violence against our Muslim brothers," Christian religious leaders tell AsiaNews.
17/08/2012 SRI LANKA
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.
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.
15/02/2014 SRI LANKA
In Sri Lanka, peace must start with religious reconciliation
About 250 people from every ethnic, gender, age, social and religious background attended a conference on 'Religious reconciliation for peace'. Two civil society groups stress that harmonious coexistence among all communities is needed to overcome the ravages of civil war.
21/11/2016 18:31:00 SRI LANKA
Sri Lankan Christians and Muslims slam the impunity of extremist Buddhist monks
A monk threatens a bloodbath among Muslims if the police does not arrest their leaders. Another monk insults and assaults a Tamil employee. Rather than reacting to the violence, police seem complicitous. In one year, 132 cases of aggression against Christians, 141 against Muslims.
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