Buddhist extremists damage Methodist Church in Dehiwala
[TamilNet, Thursday, 16 April 2009, 16:00 GMT]
An armed gang of persons alleged to be Buddhist extremists who arrived in a white van Thursday to the 150-year-old Methodist Church in Pepliyana in Dehiwala in the suburbs of Colombo caused damages to the church, according to Fr. Surangitha Fernado, the pastor of the church.
Borelegamuwa police immediately launched an iquiry into the incident on the complaint made by the authroties of the church.
The police recorded statements from several residents of the area.
Pepiliyana Methodist Church was first damaged in a similar incident two years ago, Church sources said.