Christians abducted in Sri Lanka

By June 5, 2008

Sri Lanka (MNN) — Christians in northwestern Sri Lanka have been subjected to an
outbreak of abductions in recent days. The
World Evangelical Alliance reports that a Sri Lankan pastor and his assistant
were abducted on Saturday, May 31.

Pastor Kandiah Sivakumaran and his assistant Mariyappan
Yuvaneswaran were abducted in Tabbowa, in the Puttlam District of Sri
Lanka. The pastor was active in
Christian ministry. The abductors, who
have not yet been identified, arrived at the scene in a white van. 

Recently, two other people were also abducted in a very
similar way. They had been traveling on
the Mannar-Puttlam road. 

Restrictions on Sri Lankan Christians have been
increasing. A new curfew law requires
individuals to report where they are going and what they are doing, and another
law attacks late night prayer meetings, Gospel for Asia
reports. GFA’s Bible college and its
students have also been attacked and harassed. 

Civil unrest has been ongoing for years. Pray that God will provide wisdom for people on both sides of the conflict.

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