Refugees in Sri Lanka

Court of Appeals in Sri Lanka Allows Deportation of Christian Refugees 9/2/2014 Sri Lanka (Colombo Page)   A Sri Lankan court withdrew the interim order suspending the deportation of Pakistani and Afghan asylum seekers, allowing the government to deport them. The petitioner, Anila Imran, explained that she’s a refugee because the Pakistani authorities persecute Christians […]

Buddhists launch anti-Christian campaign amid assaults in Sri Lanka

Lord may this backfire and the wrath of man praise thee. Country/Region: Sri Lanka, South and East Asia A hardline Buddhist group in Sri Lanka has launched a four-day campaign against “Christian fundamentalism” in the country as Christians face vicious attacks in ongoing efforts to stop their activities. A group from Ravana Balaya with leader […]

SRI LANKA – Christians hospitalised and threatened by villagers

June 11, 2014 A pastor and three members of his congregation were hospitalised after a mob attacked a Christian home in Sri Lanka’s Mannar district. The Christians had gathered at a home in Madu village for a meeting with police to discuss threats made to Christians who had attended a prayer meeting there the previous […]

SRI LANKA – Pastor and wife attacked for defending right to worship

February 25, 2014 A large mob led by Buddhist monks attacked a pastor and his wife in Sri Lanka’s Central province when they defended their right to worship. Eleven monks from the hardline nationalist organisation, Bodu Bala Sena or Buddhist Strength Force (BBS), led about 250 villagers to storm the home of the pastor of […]

SRI LANKA – Pastor and family homeless after conversion claims

January 21, 2014 Our partners in Sri Lanka have asked for prayer for a pastor and his family who have been forced out of their home and threatened amid accusations of forced conversion. Pastor RanJan is living with his wife and three children in ‘a shell of a building’ without water and electricity in central […]

Interview with a Persecuted Christian from Sri Lanka

    ICC Note: Christian persecution in Sri Lanka is rising at a dramatic rate. Buddhist nationalists, who believe they must preserve Sri Lanka’s Buddhist heritage by whatever means necessary, have gained influence on the island nation and are bringing to lead mobs against churches and pastors. As of November, Christians in Sri Lanka have […]