Since 2016, Christian Solidarity International (CSI) has being supporting christians in sri lanka and as a result we have seen and increase in the discrimination towards christians.
Pastor Balasingam and his family have experienced religious hatred first-hand. In the year 2000, he founded his first Christian church in his home country. The very next year Buddhist extremists attacked and destroyed the small building. Over the next few years Pastor Balasingam and his congregation worked hard to rebuild their sanctuary. But just three days after the construction was finally completed, a violent mob of some 1,000 extremists attacked the church. Pastor Balasingam and several members of his congregation were injured and spent time in the hospital.
The church installed surveillance cameras, paid for by CSI, the pastor and his family feel safer.