Christians Prevented From Burying Their Dead in Sri Lanka

Cemetery II pdSri Lanka (Open Doors USA) Persecution of Christians in parts of Sri Lanka has taken a turn for the worse and believers are even being prevented from burying their dead. According to Release International, Buddhist monks are preventing Christians from using public cemeteries to make them feel unwelcome in their own communities.

According to the charity group, Buddhism is combining with nationalism, resulting in a surge in persecution. Release International added that a growing number of persecution cases in Sri Lanka have been linked to local government officials who have been closing churches and ending prayer meetings.

A leading human rights lawyer, who asked not to be named for her safety, said there have been 120 reported cases of persecution since the middle of 2015. She added that many other cases are going unreported.

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