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Rajapaksa's Christmas cheer

Mahinda Rajapaksa on Christmas day...  

"The teaching of love and understanding that brings the spirit of sharing, which marks the celebration of Christmas, can help in strengthening the bridges of peace, tolerance and reconciliation that are being built in our country."

"The birth of Jesus Christ in a stable at Bethlehem shows the world the importance of love extending to all, moving beyond all barriers, extending from the highest to the humblest in society, to all beings who share this earth with us, and to nature that sustains us all."

Here's a round-up of articles on Christianity and Sri Lanka from 2012:

Monks attack pastor and vandalise church (13 Dec 2012)

Church and mosque vandalised and burnt (27 Oct 2012)

Mannar Church attacked with stones (09 Sept 2012)

Army restricts access to places of worship (30 Jul 2012)

Ruling party calls for Tamil Bishop’s arrest (06 Mar 2012)

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