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While a Christian theology student was conducting a worship service, a few residents led by Buddhist monks stood outside the establishment, questioning his religious activities and demanding to see his identification.

Thereafter the group physically assaulted him and demanded that he leave the village immediately. The student is presently suffering from injuries to his head, neck, ear, and spine.

Sri Lanka remains a nation divided. Hinduism is prevalent in the north, while Buddhism dominates the south. Buddhist monks are the primary persecutors, stirring up communities against the Christians who live among them. Hindus also oppose evangelism and conversion to Christianity.

Sources: WEA Religious Liberty Commission, The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Pray for God’s protection, healing and comfort over the Christian student injured in the attack.
  • Pray for those who witnessed the attack, that the Lord would help them to overcome any fear.
  • Pray that the church in Sri Lanka will continue to minister the Gospel in hostile areas despite the pressure and persecution.

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