Demonstration against Christian place of worship

September 12, 2018 

Around the same time, in the Beliatta town, around 500 townspeople including Buddhist monks (as reported on 13th September by the Mawbima newspaper, Ruhuna edition) staged a protest against the pastor and his religious worship activities. The pastor received word that the gathering had planned a march on the church, but this did not take place. As at the date of documentation, the Christians in the area continue to face threats and harassment, and the pastor and his family have been kept under 24-hour police protection since the 09th of September.