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(Compass) – Buddhist monks from the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) party have launched an international campaign to win support for a proposed anti-conversion bill in Sri Lanka , and they seem to have some support. Following a meeting with JHU activists on August 25, acting British High Commissioner Mr. Peter Hughs reportedly told the Sinhala language newspaper Divaina, “Christian fundamentalists cause problems not only to Buddhists, but to Catholics too, and traditional religions must work together against fundamentalism.” Meanwhile, many Buddhist laypersons oppose the legislation. One message to an online forum on August 30 is typical: “I have friends from all religions. It is disgusting to see religion [made into an issue] by some for their own sinister motives.” Church leaders fear a recent Supreme Court ruling declaring parts of the bill in violation of the constitution may create complacency among local Christians and urge foreign advocacy groups to continue their work on behalf of minority religions in Sri Lanka .