Launch of Reports: “Silent Suppression: Restrictions on Religious Freedom of Christians” & “Judicial Responses to Religious Freedom”

The National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka launched two reports exploring the situation of the Christian minority in Sri Lanka and the freedom they have to manifest their faith. The compilation of the research studies that were facilitated by the Religious Liberty Commission (RLC) of the NCEASL was commissioned to Verite Research and financially  [...]

Anti Muslim Sentiment in Sri Lanka – Jan-April 2015 (Hate Incidents compiled by the Secretariat for Muslims)

The Secretariat for Muslims released it’s Incident report on Hate Incidents against Muslims (Jan-April 2015) on the 15th of June. Further details below. Dear Friends, Colleagues and Activists, The secretariat for Muslims (SFM) has been continuously documenting incidents against Muslims perpetrated by the extremist groups, for the purpose of analysing and addressing them to minimise/eradicate communal violence.  [...]

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) notes in it’s Annual Report for the year 2014, that it is “increasingly concerned about the religious freedom situation in Sri Lanka”. It goes onto mention that “there have been numerous attacks against religious minority communities, including Muslims, Hindus, and Christians, by extremist Buddhist monks and laity  [...]

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