At approximately 08:30 a.m., the pastor received a call from one of his congregants informing him that 06 Christians had been physically assaulted by a group of around 10 villagers while on their way to church. The Christians were beaten with sticks. 05 of the Christians were admitted to the Batticaloa and Valaichchenai hospitals.
Two of the perpetrators were arrested and produced at the Valaichchenai Magistrate’s Court on 22nd September 2019. The pastor and his congregants have faced continuous harassment throughout this year from the same group of individuals.