Dutch Reformed Church – Balana (District of Kandy)
Sunday 6th August, 2006 – the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) Children’s Home at Balana attacked by a mob who planted a Buddhist flag on the roof. House parents threatened with death.
Dutch Reformed Church – Balana (District of Kandy)This attack came after posters were put up, demanding that the Church must cease renovation work on the building. The Church was carrying out repairs to reopen the Home for orphans. A mob of about 200 people with 3 Buddhist monks entered the premises by force and assaulted workers. Stones were thrown at the Home, breaking roofing tiles. The rainwater gutters were broken and pulled down. A Buddhist flag was hoisted on the roof. The fence around the property was completely destroyed. This was the third time the fence was broken.
In addition to the damage caused to the property, the DRC ministry workers and the house parents who residing on the premises were threatened. The mob threatened the house parents that if they do not leave the premises, they will be burned alive. On Sunday night, the house parents left the Children’s home in fear.
A Police entry was made.
Please pray for this situation.
10th August 2006