Pastor denied justice by OIC

March 01, 2019 

The pastor and a congregant arrived at the Habarana ASP’s office at approximately 10 a.m. the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Bakamuna Police Station was also present. The pastor relayed the details of the continued harassment he has been facing over the years and the reluctance of the Bakamuna Police to take action against Buddhist monks. The pastor repeated his need to refer the matter to the courts and obtain a court order. The OIC refused to file a case and told the pastor to file a private plaint if he wished. The pastor, however, requested the Bakamuna Police to do their duty  and ensure that justice is served.

The ASP then asked the pastor to hand over copies of all the documents pertaining to the various incidents and hand them over to his office (the pastor has lodged 09 police complaints over 03 years).