Persecution of Christians in Sri Lanka: there is ongoing violence against Christians in this country, as this article makes clear: “In July, a house church was attacked by a 40-strong mob of Hindu extremists in Batticaloa district, also in Eastern Province, during a Sunday service, assaulting the pastor and his wife.” It is likewise unlikely that Sri Lankan officials will do much regarding the destruction of the church on the Mount of the Cross.
The failure of authorities to act decisively in the wake of such attacks only encourages more persecution of Christians. The Order hopes that the Sri Lankan government will begin to be more proactive than it has been up to now, and act to provide protection for that nation’s Christians. Indifference, however, seems to be the international order of the day when it comes to Christians suffering persecution.
For previous coverage of the persecution of Christians in Sri Lanka at ChristianPersecution.com, see here.
“Sri Lankan Church leader calls for prayer after extremists destroy hilltop church building,” Barnabas Fund, October 12, 2020:
A mob of extremists has attacked and destroyed a much-loved church building on a hilltop, near China Bay, on the outskirts of the coastal city of Trincomalee, in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka.
Church minister, Jorge Dissanayake, lamented the loss of the building situated on the “Mount of the Cross”, commenting that many believers visited the place of worship as a pilgrimage. “A mob came and attacked us on the 5 of October while we were conducting our service,” he recounted…
In July, a house church was attacked by a 40-strong mob of Hindu extremists in Batticaloa district, also in Eastern Province, during a Sunday service, assaulting the pastor and his wife.