Police officers unlawfully demand end to Christian worship activities

October 27, 2019 

As the Sunday worship service was concluding, at approximately 11:30 a.m., 02 officers from the Deniyaya Police Station arrived at the church premises and once again demanded the pastor stop his religious worship activities, claiming that the church was an unauthorised place of worship. The policemen left and returned again at around 12 p.m., accompanied by 10 villagers (a few of whom were involved in the incident on the night of the 25th of October). The villagers demanded an end to the pastor’s worship activities.