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Jan 12, Hikkaduwa: A group of extremist Buddhist monks and laymen attacked two Christian religious centers today in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka’s tourist city in the south.

Buddhist Organizations in Hikkaduwa staged a protest in the area against Christian prayer centers operating in the region.

The monk-led mob resisted the police and destroyed the property hurling stones at the two prayer centers. The mob broke doors, windows and burnt religious signs and books.

Local media videoed the violence and broadcast in the evening news on TV channels.

The residents of these religious places were threatened and the police temporarily closed the main Galle Road as residents entered the Galle Road passing the Hikkaduwa town.

The Buddhist monks that led the protest said that the administrative authorities had ordered the prayer centers withdrawn.

However, the pastors in charge of these centers said they were registered duly and the eviction order is illegal.

The rising religious intolerance from extremist Buddhist monks-led organizations in Sri Lanka has raised alarms among the moderate public and if authorities fail to take adequate measures to curtail the violence the actions of thes extremist groups would have serious consequences, civil society leaders warn.

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3 Comments

  1. Christine Shoffner says:

    I wonder what fueled this rise in Buddhist extremism and intolerance in the area. Is it part of the spiritual war against God and His people that is on the increase throughout most of the world? If there were no supernatural spiritual forces aligned against the teaching and the hearing of the true Gospel what would be the logic of anyone finding it so offensive they would be provoked to violence?

  2. jeff says:

    That video was an eye opener for me……….the hate was absolutely intense !

    And now, just like all persecutions in the past, the church of Sri Lanka shall also go underground………..where it will grow stronger

  3. Esther says:

    It is shame to identify them as Buddhist & Buddhist monk. They are devils. They attack people who are worshiping God . I don’t understand why this kind of violence occur against harmless Religious people? According to Bible these are the signs of end time.
    Anybody can destroy the property & lives but nobody can destroy the faith. If whole country become followers of Jesus, then only people will enjoy the peace & joy. Let the God take care the war against His people. Let us forgive them as Jesus teaches us ” Lord forgive our sins as we have forgiven our enmities “.
    God bless you!

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