Union of Christian Churches criticise military intervention in North

The Union of Christian Churches this week criticised the Sri Lankan military’s continued intervention in civilian affairs in the North.

Stating there was an urgent need to remove the military from the region, the churches also condemned illegal fishing by Sinhala fishermen from the South, as well as their attack on Tamil officials.

“We strongly condemn the growing military involvement in civil administration,” the churches in Mannar, Vavuniya, Vanni and Vadamadchchi said in a joint statement.

“Reconciliation and justice will truly come to Sri Lanka when everyone can live without fear and with freedom.”