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2005

UN Human Rights Committee Finds Against Sri Lankan Supreme Court Determination

The UN Human Rights Committee has found the Sri Lankan Supreme Court's determination in the case of the Sisters of the Holy Cross in Menzingen to be in violation of Articles 18 and 26 of the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights....

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Special Release on Report of the Presidential Commission to Inquire the Death of Ve. Soma Thero

Christian conspiracy behind Ven. Soma Thero's death - Commission Report.
The commission appointed by the President to inquire in to the death of Ven. Soma Thero handed in their report to President Chandrika Kumaratunga on Thursday 20th October 2005....

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Statement by the National Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka On Proposed 19th Constitutional Amendment

While the Sri Lanka Constitution accords Buddhism the “foremost place”, it does not recognise any one religion as the state religion. Religious freedom is provided for in the Constitution, in Article 9, 10 and 14 (1)(e) and the Government generally respects the rights of minority religions to practice their faith freely....

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Statement issued by the National Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka on the proposed anti-conversion laws

We, the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka express our deep concern and regret at the reported moves by the government to introduce a Bill restricting the rights of citizens to convert from one religion to another....

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Another Anti-Conversion Bill

The immediate aftermath of the devastating Tsunami that battered Sri Lanka saw a decrease in the acts of religious violence. To a great extent, ordinary Sri Lankan citizens responded magnanimously, irrespective of race or religion. While the world at large marvels and rejoices over the unity and harmony between different religious groups; the Sri Lankan government has decided to introduce a new law restricting religious conversion....

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