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Sri Lanka: Mob stops Christian burial

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By Joseph DeCaro

(Worthy News) - A bereaved Christian family in Sri Lanka was prevented from burying their loved one after an angry mob prevented them from holding the funeral in a nearby cemetery.

According to Barnabas Aid, a mob of locals stopped the funeral procession as it entered the village cemetery in Santhively, thereby preventing the pastor from officiating over a Christian burial. The pastor then tried to proceed with the ceremony on the church grounds, but the mob again intervened. After police arrived, the mob dispersed, but fearing continued unrest, the police got a court order to bury the deceased in a cemetery more than 14 miles from the village.

In matters of both life and death, the Sri Lankan constitution has always awarded Buddhism "the foremost place," often resulting in the harassment and intimidation of Christians.

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4 thoughts on “Sri Lanka: Mob stops Christian burial

    • Can you see the arrow on the map. Southern Sri Lanka - thats not where Buddhists live? Truly Goebelsian lies on the internet. Of course thats where the Buddhists live.

  1. Whatever the circumstances of this particular incident it is not representative of the attitude towards Christians in Sri Lanka.
    It is deplorable that you try to make it so. There are always extremists in all societies - they do not represent the majority or the Country.

  2. Niral, the issue is not that there are extremists in society. That is true everywhere. The trouble is that in Sri Lanka the police and the judiciary and the government allow Sinhala Buddhist extremists free reign to terrorise other religions and people. There is footage of Buddhist monks on the rampage, with the police standing by and watching. It is an oppressive state and something needs to be done about it!

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