Mob including government official threatens Christians

July 08, 2018 

At approximately 10 a.m., around 50-60 villagers carrying sticks and rods surrounded the place of worship while the Sunday worship service was ongoing. The mob included members of the Rural Development Society (RDS) and the Korakallimadu Grama Niladhari. They demanded the Christians stop their religious worship activities within 15 minutes and threatened to attack if they refused. Out of fear the pastor stopped the service and the mob dispersed. The pastor then called the Police emergency hotline and 02 officers from the Eravur Police Station arrived at the scene at approximately 01 p.m. They advised the pastor to lodge a complaint at the Eravur Police Station, which the pastor did (CIB (1) 258/69).