At around 7 p.m., a mob of around 100 villagers, along with 02 monks, attacked the church and destroyed it. A congregant of the church and his daughter who live in close proximity to the church were scolded in threatening and offensive language and ordered to participate in the destruction of the church. They, however, refused. The church was completely destroyed.
There are 02 ongoing court cases at the Puttalam Magistrates Court, numbered 28531-17(81) and 28559.