‘Lawyers for Democracy’ condemns unreservedly the attack on ‘Badramman Kovil’ at Dambulla, said Lal Wijenayake, the Convener of the Lawyers for Democracy.
“This Kovil which is a place of religious worship specially for Hindus has come under attack on several occasions in past and the government has failed to take any concrete steps to stop these attacks and infact as a result the whole Kovil has been razed to the ground. This is not an isolated incident. Previous incidents of attacks on Churches, mosques and Kovils and other places of religious activity of minority religions has gone unabated and unchecked by the state. These incidents shows the level of intolerance of diversity and dissent that prevails in our society today. What is of most concern is the impunity with which these criminal acts are committed against religious and ethnic minorities.” the LfD further said.