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Sri Lanka: Bishops of Sri Lanka: showing the risen Christ to our leaders path of reconciliation

In his Easter message, Card. Malcolm Ranjith invites Catholics to respect and serve life, even where there are many signs of death. To create harmony and unity in the country, it is necessary to overcome the mistakes of the past, erase the injustice and recognize the pain of poor and needy.

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Sri Lanka: Christian religious and civil society call for end to hate campaigns in Sri Lanka

The country greets the approval of UN resolution on war crimes in Sri Lanka with threats to journalists and human rights activists. Minister of Transport: "I will break the legs of the journalists who speak ill of the country." Intimidation against the 71 Sri Lankan delegates in Geneva. UN High ...

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Sri Lanka: UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka war crimes approved

The motion is adopted with 24 votes in favour, 15 against and 8 abstentions. Across the country, thousands of Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians protest against the decision. Interfaith activities are planned to back the government.

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Sri Lanka: Economics behind UN resolution on human rights in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka exports tea, textiles and gemstones to the United States (19.6 per cent) and Great Britain (10.4 per cent). Washington backs UN resolution on war crimes. A British documentary purports to show the dead body of the Tamil Tigers leader after being killed by Sri Lankan troops.

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Sri Lanka: For peace in Sri Lanka, government should learn from past failures, say Catholic bishops

Bishops urge the government to translate all of its documents in both Tamil and Sinhalese, draw up the list of people who went missing during the civil war and dismantle all illegal armed groups. The government focuses instead on big economic projects and disregards the country's real problems, ...

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Sri Lanka: Catholic Bishops of Sri Lanka against pro abortion law

The government proposes abortion "only" for unwanted pregnancies. The Bishops' Conference "categorically" and "firmly" opposes any attempt to "legalize murder, in all its forms."

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Sri Lanka: 300 years since the birth of Blessed Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Sri Lanka

A year of celebrations ends. Christians of the Diocese of Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Anuradhapura, Chilaw, Kurunegala and Badulla (where the priest carried out his mission) pray for his cause for canonization.

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Sri Lanka: “Orphanage” for wild elephants in Sri Lanka

An electrified fence will surround the reserve to protect villages in the North Western Province. The proposal comes from the Ministry of Agrarian Services and Wildlife. The pachyderms constantly attack residents, devastating their plantations and villages.

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Sri Lanka: AsiaNews: 8 years of Christian commitment in the service of the people of Sri Lanka

AsiaNews has the courage to report Sri Lanka’s human rights violations and social problems, despite the government’s suppression of dissent. Various social and religious figures offer their best wishes and advice on the eight anniversary of the agency’s English edition.

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Sri Lanka: Card. Ranjith against the aggressive proselytism of Protestant Churches in Sri Lanka

The Archbishop of Colombo has asked the government to set up a commission to oversee the work of inter-religious evangelical groups in the country. Perplexity in the Catholic world: these communities do not understand the complexity and delicacy of evangelism in Sri Lanka, but it is not fair to ask ...

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