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Call for Anti-Conversion Bill renewed

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JHU this week requested Speaker to place the proposed Anti Convention Bill on the Parliamentary order paper soon. The JHU parliamentary group leader the Ven. Aturaliye Ratana Thera made this request in the House, consequent to death of two born Buddhists at a healing service conducted by a non Buddhist religious body at Viharamahadevi Park, in Colombo recently.

The JHU said in Parliament yesterday that the faith healing services conducted by a certain religious sect would create problems with regard to religious harmony in the country.

The JHU leader told the House, that two persons who were Buddhists by birth had died during a healing service conducted at Viharamahadevi Park. The Ven. Ratana Thera said that the mainstream Roman Catholic Church was not involved in such controversial healing services.

“Earlier, a girl died in Medirigiriya at a healing service conducted by this very same sect. Unfortunately, there was no proper public debate on this mysterious missionary activity. Some media institutions remained silent,” he said. The JHU requested the government to arrest the person who conducted this healing service and take action against him.

“Pictures of the Buddha have been pasted on the doors of toilets of the prayer centres belonging to this religious cult. Converted persons have been asked to spit on the pictures of the Buddha,” he said.

The JHU requested Speaker W.J.M. Lokubandara to place the proposed Anti Convention Bill on the Parliamentary order paper soon. The Ven. Aturaliya Ratana Thera tabled the necessary documents and a CD containing information about these healing services.

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November 8, 2009 at 7:28 am

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