Christian theology student assaulted

August 04, 2019 

While a student of Christian Theology was concluding a worship service at approximately 11 a.m., a group of villagers led by 03 Buddhist monks stood outside the premises and demanded to speak with him. They began questioning his religious worship activities and demanded to see his National Identity Card and identification from his church. The group then began to physically assault him and demanded he leave the village at once.

 The Christian admitted himself to the Wathupitiwala Base Hospital for treatment and was discharged on the 06th of August. He suffered injuries to his ear, head, neck and spine. The hospital police recorded his statement and the owners of the premises where the incident occurred lodged a complaint with the Hasalaka Police, bearing number CIB (2) 352/52.