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ICC Note:

In their desire to make Sri Lanka an exclusively Hindu state, Sri Lanka’s nationalistic Hindu population has caused intermittent problems for Christians in the past. Recent reports of interference with church services are concerning to Sri Lanka’s Christian community.

8/14/2015 Sri Lanka (Voice of the Martyrs) – VOM Canada recently received numerous incident reports from Sri Lanka outlining concerns involving two churches. On July 21st, Divisional Secretariat Officials went to investigate a church during the pastor’s absence, taking pictures and refusing to answer the caretaker’s questions regarding who they were and the purpose of their visit. The officials then threatened the church members, stating that the continuance of their religious worship would result in them being taken to local police. The following day, a couple of congregation members had inquired at the Divisional Secretariat’s office about the incident, only to be threatened again if they did not comply with instruction.

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