PM to meet Bishop, IGP over church attack

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to meet with the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Methodist Church Bishop Asiri Perera and others over the Anuradhapura Methodist church attack.

The Methodist prayer centre was attacked on Palm Sunday.

Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution, Dr. Harsha de Silva tweeted saying the Police must take swuft action over the incident.

He also condemned some statements made by the IGP over the incident.

“IGP story that this is ‘library’ converted to a church n reason for neighbours to react absolutely not true according to Bishop. IGP, religious freedom has to be guaranteed. PM n relevant officials meeting Bishop Asiri tomorrow. IGP story that this is ‘library’ converted to a church n reason for neighbours to react absolutely not true according to Bishop. IGP, religious freedom has to be guaranteed,” Harsha de Silva tweeted.

A group of about 25 people had threatened the Bishop and then attacked the church with stones and firecrackers. (Colombo Gazette)

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