Pastor Shot Dead In Sri Lanka
Tensions remained high in the Sri Lankan city of Jaffna Wednesday, January 17, after a pastor was shot dead by government security forces, triggering fears of more ethnic and religious clashes in the volatile region, local Christians and investigators said.
38-year old Nallathamby Gnanaseelan, who leads the Tamil Mission Church in Jaffna, was reportedly shot and killed January 13 by Sri Lankan security forces in Chapel Street after he had taken his wife and daughter to hospital.
In a statement, the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL) said he was shot in the stomach and then in the head. His Bible, bag, identity card and motorcycle were apparently taken away and he was left alone on the road.
Sri Lankan security forces reportedly claimed he had been carrying explosives, and then said he was shot because 'he failed to stop' when challenged.
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