Buddhist Nationalism Continues to Haunt Christians in Sri Lanka

Secretary general of extremist group leads assault on pastor, family.

Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara, general secretary of the Buddhist extremist Bodu Bala Sena, on Helabima TV Hiru. (YouTube)

(Morning Star News) – A top leader of one of Sri Lanka’s most militant Buddhist extremist groups led 250 people in an assault on a Christian leader and his family last month, according to sources in the country. Based in the capital city of Colombo on the island nation’s western coast, Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara, general […]

Buddhist Nationalism Fuels Attacks on Christians in Sri Lanka

Seeking approval from majority, government winks at aggression against minorities.

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa (Morning Star News)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Persecution of Christians is rising in Sri Lanka, where at least three attacks took place this month as the government promoted Buddhist nationalism to maintain its hold on power. The Buddhist-majority South Asian country has seen a surge of violence against religious minorities, including Christians and Muslims, while the government […]

Buddhist Monks Lead Attack on Church in Sri Lanka

More than 50 cases of violence against Christians in nation that threatens to restrict churches.

Buddhist shrine in Kilinochhi, Sri Lanka, where 50 cases of violence to Christians took place this year.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A mob of about 1,000 people in southern Sri Lanka, led by Buddhist monks, protested the presence of a church by overpowering police, vandalizing property and beating the pastor on Sunday (Dec. 9), Christian sources said.   The Buddhist monks had given a day’s notice for the church to close […]

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