Attacks Increasing Against Sri Lanka Christians Amid Political Turmoil

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BosNewsLife)-- Representatives of evangelicals in Sri Lanka say devoted Christians and churches face increased violence and discrimination by Hindu and Buddhist extremists. The National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL) said it recorded 67 incidents this year alone and expressed concern about fresh political turmoil in the South Asian nation.

Sri Lanka Rocked By Attacks Against Christians, Churches

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

Sri Lankan Christian nuns offer prayers

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BosNewsLife)-- Sri Lanka has been rocked by attacks and threats against individual Christians, their pastors and congregations as part of a new wave of violence and intimidation by suspected Buddhist and Hindu militants that began three months ago, BosNewsLife established. Christians in Sri Lanka's Kagelle District have been especially targeted, with reports that at least three pastors and their congregations have been attacked by militants in the area. "They have been insulted verbally, had their properties burned, and undergone severe pressure to close their church doors,"said well-informed advocacy group Voice Of the Martyrs Canada (VOMC), which closely monitors the situation.

Sri Lankan Christians Attacked In India; Several Injured

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- India on Wednesday, September 5, pledged to step up security in its southern state of Tamil Nadu, after militants attacked Christians from nearby Sri Lanka for a second time when they tried to reach the local airport to fly home.