Sri Lanka: Over 20 Attacks on Christians This Year

(World Watch Monitor) There have been over 20 violent incidents against Christians so far this year, according to the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka. Following a parallel surge in violent attacks on Muslims in the country, the alliance calls on the government to ensure the protection of minorities and their places of worship.

“Since the current government took office in 2015, over 190 incidents of religious violence against churches, clergy, and Christians have been recorded,” said the alliance in a declaration on 27 May.

The recent attacks on Christians and Muslims have been blamed on a Buddhist nationalist organisation called Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) or the “Buddhist Power Force.”

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Sri Lanka’s 20 million people are roughly 70% Buddhist and 10% each in Hindu, Muslim, and Christian. Eastern religions do not have or manifest religious freedom. Everyone’s human dignity and religious freedom is the exclusive concept of the Judeo-Christian teachings in the world.

    If no Bible, people are power-oriented. Only God’s people are objective-truth-oriented and change the world by bringing the Light. In the Non-Bible world, those who speak truth against powers are silenced. If the USA adheres homosexual depravity over the Word of God, Americans will become pagan barbaric in no time. USA needs Christianity for freedom.