Posted by: becketfund | February 19, 2008

Sri Lanka: Pastor Murdered in Rising Tensions

COLOMBO – Rev. Neil Samson, a Protestant pastor, was murdered in Sri Lanka on February 17 by two men on a motorbike who shot him in front of his wife and son, AsiaNews reported February 19. Mrs. Samson was also injured in the attack and their son is being treated for shock. Local media report that suspicion and persecution of Christians has increased in the past few weeks.

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