Sri Lanka: Religious Minorities and Freedom of Religion – Report to the UPR 42nd session

On 14 July 2022, the World Evangelical Alliance, the Asia Evangelical Alliance (AEA), and Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) submitted a joint report to the Human Rights Council ahead of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Sri Lanka scheduled for February 2023 during the UPR 42nd session. Our joint submission reported on the situation of religious minorities and freedom of religion in Sri Lanka, focusing on the fallout from the Easter Sunday attacks, the registration of places of worship, the discrimination and violence against Christians, the acquisition of and encroachment on Muslim and Hindu places of worship, and the surveillance of religious worship places and faith-based organisations.