Read New Report: 45 Instances of Christian Persecution in Sri Lanka Between January and May, by Open Doors, at persecution.org.
"The reports about Sri Lanka are from the southern and eastern parts of the country where Christians are being persecuted. Unidentified people attacked St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic church trying to set the church on fire. The attackers were found and released by the Arch Bishop of the Church. Christians are being falsely accused of crimes they are not committing. A Methodist church was raided by perpetrators armed with knives, swords, and clubs. Some were injured and the building was damaged. The total attacks in the year of 2012 was 52, already in 2013 there have been 45 attacks with no signs of stopping."