Buddhist monks, state officials obstruct Christian religious worship activities

November 04, 2018 

At approximately 12:30 p.m., while a group of Christians were conducting a prayer meeting, a mob of around 500 persons including Buddhist monks, police and the Grama Niladhari of the Damanayaya-08 division surrounded the premises. Subsequently, around 7 policemen including the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Bakamuna Police Station, 20 Buddhist monks, and the Grama Niladhari forcibly entered the premises and began scolding those gathered in obscene language. They demanded the Christians leave the premises. The Grama Niladhari demanded the owner of the house produce the permits to the premises.