Please read SRI LANKA – Monks Lead Attacks on Churches during Sunday Worship at Release International.
"Large mobs led by Buddhist monks attacked two churches in Galle district as believers gathered for worship on Sunday. Protesters claimed the Christian presence in the small coastal town of Hikkaduwa, just north of Galle city, was ‘illegal’.
"Police had been stationed outside the churches following threats of violence made to their pastors the previous night. Yet, TV footage of one attack shows officers overwhelmed by the scale of the assault. Click here to see the report (starts at 11 minutes 25 seconds into the news report).
"The two churches attacked were an Assemblies of God church and Calvary Church. Both buildings were badly damaged as stones were pelted at them and property inside destroyed."