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Quiz 3: Registration of Religious Places of Worship
Is it a legal requirement for places of worship to be registered in Sri Lanka?
In the year 2008, the then Ministry of Religious Affairs and Moral Upliftment issued a circular requiring prior permission from the Ministry, for the construction of a place of worship. Which of the following statements regarding this Circular is correct?
The Circular applies to all places of worship
The Circular applies only to Christian and Muslim places of worship
The Circular applies to only Buddhist places of worship
The Circular applies to Hindu places of worship
Can a Christian place of worship be ordered to shut down on the grounds that they have not registered with the Department of Christian Religious Affairs?
In 2011, the Ministry of Buddhasasana & Religious Affairs issued a circular stating that the new construction or the continuation of unauthorized places of worship requires the prior permission of the Ministry. Which of the following is true?
The 2011 Circular applies to all places of worship
The 2011 applies to Buddhist temples only
The 2011 Circular applies to Hindu temples only
The 2011 Circular was repealed
Which of the following actions are protected under Article 14(1)(e) of the Sri Lankan Constitution?
Observing religious rites with in a common place of worship
Conducting teachings of religious tenets
Holding prayers at one’s home with a group of persons