Sri Lanka

Report of the Commission Established to Investigate and Report on Unethical Religious Conversions. Colombo: All Ceylon Buddhist Congress, 2552/2009, 303p. Annexes

A 16th Century Clash of Civilisations by Susantha Goonetilake. Colombo: Vijitha Yapa Publications, 2010.

A Sociological Examination of Post Colonial Role of Western Cultural and Religious Influence with Special Attention to Sri Lanka -Ramani Samarasinghe

Unethical Conversions by Brindley Jayatunga

Christian Fanaticism in Sri Lanka by Meredith de Silva

Today, even after independence, Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims are still being targeted by Christian extremists. While foreign Christian groups have set up shop in the island, many of the most fanatical followers are actually locals who care naught for religious diversity and pluralism. Extremist Sri Lankan Christians have attacked Buddhist temples, destroyed Buddha statues and beaten up Buddhist monks who have dared to stand against their aggressive and unethical methods of proselytism. In the eastern city of Trincomalee militant Christians have tried to convert Hindus by planting crosses near Hindu temples and handing out inflammatory phamplets that attack Hindu Gods and ask people to convert to Christianity to supposedly escape the caste system. The driving force behind this fanaticism is both foreign and Sri Lankan Christian priests, who have been brought up to hate non-Christians and non-Christian faiths.

Examining Christian Evangalism in Sri Lanka and South Asia -Full Story- ( – 26/07/07)

Christian Conversion in Buddhist Sri Lanka by Kamalika Pieris

Forcible Religious Conversion Ananda Samaraweera

Mrs Bandaranaike’s Courage by Ananda Samaraweera

Are Forcible Religious Conversions Part of Fundamental Human Rights? Sunny Mendes

Norway in a hurry to meet Thamil Selvan, and the Archbishop against the Anti Conversion Bill By Charles Perera

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka Statement by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Sri Lanka on the Proposed Anti-Conversion Legislation.14th January 2004