Christian burial disrupted in Trincomalee, SRI LANKA
It is reported that on 31st January 2016, a Christian burial was disrupted by villagers who insisted that the burial should be carried out according to the traditions of the majority religion in the village.
During the incident, the villagers also harassed the family’s pastor and demanded that he leave the funeral.
As a result of the objections raised by the villagers, the family of the deceased was forced to carry out the burial according to non-Christian rites.
- Pray for greater religious freedoms in Sri Lanka;
- Pray that Christians facing pressure and persecution would not fear but trust God;
- Pray that those harassing Christians would be brought to justice.