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2004

Joint Statement of the Catholic Bishops and the National Christian Council on the Proposed Legislation to Ban Conversions

The attention of the Catholic Bishops' Conference and the National Christian Council in Sri Lanka has been drawn to the bill titled, "Prohibition of forcible conversion of Religion " published in the Gazette on 28th May 2004 and to the fact that the Cabinet has approved another suggested draft to ban conversions....

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Statement by the Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka On the proposed laws restricting conversions

The Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka is aware of moves to introduce legislation regulating individual choice and religious freedom. We understand that a Bill titled ‘Prohibition of Forcible Conversion Bill’ was placed before the Parliament on the 21st of July 2004 and a draft Act titled ‘Act for the Protection of Religious Freedom’ which calls for a total ban on religious conversion was approved by the Cabinet....

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Statement issued by the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka

We, the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka are deeply concerned about the atmosphere of religious tension created by accusations of alleged unethical conversion by certain groups, and the high incidents of reported violence against church workers and desecration of places of worship....

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