HQI unlawfully demands pastor register his place of worship

December 17, 2017 

The pastor, along with 02 other pastors and a congregant, went to meet the Gampola Headquarters Inspector (HQI) at approximately 10:15 a.m. The 03 Buddhist monks who were involved in the previous incident were also present. They stated that the village was a Buddhist village and falsely accused the pastor of unethical conversion and said that the pastor had not registered his place of worship. The HQI then instructed the pastor to register his place of worship with the area Divisional Secretariat in order to continue his religious worship activities.

At approximately 04 p.m., the pastor lodged a complaint at the Gampola Police Station, bearing number CIB (1) 210/276/1710.