Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 18 suspects including 7 Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka surrendered over attacks on Christian churches
Mon, Jan 27, 2014, 09:33 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 27, Galle: Sri Lanka police arrested 18 persons including 7 Buddhist monks and produced them in court today for their involvement in the attack on two Christian churches in the South.

The suspects surrendered to the Galle magistrate court as they were wanted for vandalizing the two prayer centers in the tourist town of Hikkaduwa in Galle district.

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. However, no one was hurt in the incident.

The attack was caught on video by media outlets and broadcast in the evening news. The police initially identified 24 persons through the video coverage of the attack and the court ordered the police to arrest the suspects.

Galle magistrate Gunendra Kumara Munasinghe released all the 18 suspects each on two personal surety bails of Rs. 500,000.

The case will be taken up for trial on March 17.

The rising religious intolerance from extremist Buddhist monks-led organizations in Sri Lanka rings alarm bells among the moderate public and civil society leaders warn of serious consequences if authorities fail to take adequate measures to curtail the violence the actions of these extremist groups.

** Related Story :: Sri Lankan court orders arrest of church attack suspects

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Telecom's first purpose-built Tier 3 Data Center opens today
-- [36 minutes ago]
Two-day dengue prevention program in several districts from tomorrow
-- [8 hours ago]
Ministry of Social Empowerment to provide additional relief to Divulapitiya people affected by winds
-- [8 hours ago]
Pakistan Army Chief arrives in Sri Lanka on goodwill tour
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka participates in Austria's largest Holiday and Travel Show Ferien - Messe Wien 2018
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 16 Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters
-- [9 hours ago]
GMOA threatens to launch a lightning strike after Jan 22
ABB supports Sri Lanka's renewable energy commitments with EV charging network
Sri Lanka highlights efforts taken to ensure children's rights at the 77th CRC session
Agreement with WEF to make Sri Lanka trade hub in Indian Ocean

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.