On the 22nd of July, the pastor of the Jesus Christ Fire Church in Aththiyadi in the Jaffna district, received a letter from the Pradeshiya Sabha claiming that his church was an unauthorised construction and that he needed to obtain approval from the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs for the construction. The letter stated that  [...]

On the 17th of July at approximately 8:30 a.m., an individual neighbouring the church of Good Shepherd Gospel Centre in Kegalle, began yelling in obscene language at congregants arriving for the Sunday service. Following this, 02 officers from the Criminal Investigation Department arrived at the church at around 9:30 a.m, in response to a phone call complaining about  [...]

On the 16th of July 2016, while the Sunday School classes of the House Church Foundation in Kandegama in the Polonnaruwa district were in progress, at around 10 a.m., 12 members of the Young Men’s Buddhist Association (YMBA) arrived on the premises and announced that it was a Buddhist village and that the children of the  [...]

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