Police attempt to intimidate pastor

February 24, 2019 

At around 10:30 a.m., while the Sunday service was ongoing, around 30 individuals (including from the surrounding villages), 02 police officers from the Kalkudah Police Station, and the Karunkalacholai Pasikuda Grama Sevaka arrived at the pastor’s premises. They questioned the pastor about his worship activities and if he had registered his place of worship. However, the pastor responded that there is no requirement to register religious activities. The police then told him to meet with the Valachchenai Koralaipattu Divisional Secretary (DS) the following day.