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* US calls for an end to impunity on church attacks in Sri Lanka
Tue, Jan 21, 2014, 01:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 21, Colombo: The United States has called for an end to impunity over attacks on the Christian evangelical churches in Sri Lanka.

The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison has met the National Christian Evangelical Alliance today and discussed the recent attacks on two Christian prayer centers in Hikkaduwa.

Following the meeting the US Embassy in a Twitter message said the Ambassador "calls for end of impunity in attacks on places of worship in Sri Lanka."

A monks-led mob attacked the Calvary Free Church and Assembly of God Church in Hikkaduwa on January 12 and damaged the property while threatening the residents.

The Police identified 24 suspects including 8 Buddhist monks and the Galle Magistrate court ordered the police to arrest the suspects.

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