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( Colombo ) – Twenty-one petitions challenging the constitutionality of the Prohibition of Forcible Conversion of Religion Bill where filed before the Supreme Court yesterday. The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) presented the bill to parliament as a private member’s bill recently. Among the petitioners are Chilaw Bishop Rev. Frank Marcus Fernando, Bishop of Kurunegala Rev. Kumara Illangasinghe, Dutch Reformed Church President Charles N. Janzs, K. Neelakandan of the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka, the General Secretary of the All Ceylon Hindu Congress, the Centre for Policy Alternatives, Liberal Party National Committee member Anura Samarajeewa, Attorney-at-Law Elmore Perera, and Colombo University Law Faculty lecturer V. Thambirajah Thamilmaran.