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ICC Note:
Christians living in Sri Lanka have endured a new wave a persecution. Attacks by mobs of radical Buddhists across the island have grown in frequency and in some cases intensity. The governemnt as done little to protect these persecuted Christians and many are beginning to fear for the future of religious freedom in Sri Lanka.                  
4/2/2013 Sri Lanka (Christian Today) – There were 10 anti-Christian incidents in Sri Lanka in March, according to Barnabas Fund.
They include a brutal attack on a pastor’s home and a church that was burnt to the ground.
In Katuwana, Pastor Pradeep Kumara has faced intense opposition to his ministry. On 18 March, Buddhist extremists launched a violent attack on his home, which was being used for worship meetings.
His wife and children returned home to discover attackers damaging the property. Pastor Kumara was not at home at the time. When the assailants threatened his wife, she called her husband and the police. Although four officers turned up they were unable to bring the mob under control.
Barnabas Fund reports that the attack went on for more than three hours and only stopped when they received promises that no more worship meetings would be held in the house.
Last December, Buddhists attacked Pastor Kumara’s church during a service, damaging equipment, furniture and vehicles.
Pastor Kumara was injured during the attack and told to leave the church “or be killed”.
The Supreme Court is considering the case.
A church building in Batticalao was torched on March 9 and a few days later, a pastor from Angunakolapelessa was reportedly threatened by police who told him to stop holding services.
Other churches have received threats and been told to stop holding their meetings.

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