Amid claims of rising religious tensions created by Sinhala hardliners, a group led by a Buddhist monk has allegedly attacked the “Living Water'” Pentecostal church in Meegoda during while the church service was underway.
Police are reportedly investigating the complaint although no arrests have been made so far. Details of the investigation will however be presented before the Homagama Magistrate today.
Devotees say the attackers had arrived at the church about an hour after the service had begun, assaulted worshipers and damaged property. Two people have been hospitalised after sustaining injuries during the attack. The devotees say the attackers arrived by vehicle and claim they could identify the Buddhist monk who accompanied the mob if asked.
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