Amnesty International Condemns Threats to Human Rights Lawyer

The Amnesty International recently condemned the threats made by the Minister of Justice and Buddha Sasana, Wijedasa Rajapakse, against renowned human rights lawyer, Lakshan Dias. Minister Rajapakse also denied the statement made by Dias on 14 June on a televised talk show, about the 195 incidents of violence, intimidation and discrimination against Christian places of  [...]

A Safer Space for Faith: Advocacy Training for Religious Liberty Activists

The Religious Liberty Commission of the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL) conducted a 3 day residential workshop for 19 advocates of Religious Freedom at the Avani Kalutara Resort.  The workshop was conducted in partnership with the Minority Rights Group. The workshop which commenced on 23 May, 2016 focused on training the participants in methods  [...]

Advocacy Training and Grants Programme for Religious Liberty Activists

The National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL) and Minority Rights Group International (MRG) will convene a residential training seminar on advocacy, human rights, and the freedom of religion or belief. The NCEASL, for over two decades, through its Religious Liberty Commission (RLC) has worked to advance the freedom of religion or belief in Sri  [...]

Godfrey Yogarajah, Conferred With The Title Of Deshamanya

Godfrey Yogarajah the General Secretary of the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL) and the Executive Director of the Religious Liberty Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance, was conferred the title of ‘Deshamanya’, Sri Lanka’s second highest national honour. Mr. Yogarajah was conferred with the title at a special ceremony held at the Bandaranaike Memorial  [...]

  The alarming rise in violence targeting religious minorities and their practices in Sri Lanka over the past three years, underlines growing concerns about ethnic tensions between Sri Lanka’s largely Buddhist majority Sinhalese and its minority faiths – particularly Muslims and Christians. A 100 % increase in incidents of violence and intimidation against Christians has  [...]

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