Scientologists silent over accusations of exploiting tsunami victims in Sri Lanka - 2005-05-26
Ranjith Soysa, spokesperson for the Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights (SPUR), when asked to comment on the role of the Scientologists, said that so far no one has denied that Scientologists had approached Sri Lankan widows to marry them, which is a known tactic of theirs to get a foothold in the country. It seems to me that Mr. Eckert's report is fairly balanced and he has reported what he had seen.
"Whether his observations about the "Bible Readings" by the Scientologists are right or wrong it is for Mr. Eckert to comment," he said. "However, it is a fact that missionaries of a variety of Churches have parachuted into Sri Lanka to exploit the suffering the victims of the tsunami for their own ends.