Cardinal returns bullet-proof vehicle

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Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said today he had returned the bullet-proof vehicle given to him by the government.

“I told the government that I can ensure my security without a bullet-proof vehicle,” he said and pointed out that he was not aware that it was a bullet proof vehicle.

“I am sure the God will protect me. If I am to be killed by someone, I am ready to face it as well,” the Cardinal said.

Venerable Omlpe Sobitha Thera who welcomed the decision made by the Cardinal, said the archbishop had set an example to all political leaders.

“Political leaders should focus on the safety of people instead of thinking of their own security,” he said. (Yohan Perera)

 

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  • Ice Tuesday, 30 April 2019 04:13 PM

    Well done!!! We do not need those gifts!

    BP Tuesday, 30 April 2019 04:17 PM

    Give it to a monk who wanted to pardon those intelligence officers who were involved in crimes.

    KMR fernando Tuesday, 30 April 2019 04:18 PM

    Only those who's mere existence would matter to the world would put their faith in God and get along with fulfilling their responsibilities.

    Ragula Tuesday, 30 April 2019 04:48 PM

    You are a real reverent.

    Ajja Tuesday, 30 April 2019 05:12 PM

    Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith you are an exemplary character. The only country where Political leaders have full guard and Ordinary citizen have No guard!!! Pathetic...

    Wickrama Tuesday, 30 April 2019 05:55 PM

    Cardinal is an angel

    Mano Desilva Tuesday, 30 April 2019 06:22 PM

    Cardinal for the president!!

    Sinnathamby Moorthy Tuesday, 30 April 2019 06:31 PM

    Oh great you are one in billions.Thank God we can see you in the form of human beings such as the Cardinal.

    Ajith66 Tuesday, 30 April 2019 06:32 PM

    I am a Buddhist and i dream when we will have a religious leaders and political leaders who thinks like you - people's safety before own safety - what a LEADER !!!

    Jay Tuesday, 30 April 2019 06:33 PM

    Dear Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, We salute you for your brave and humble action. This country need lot more people like you with integrity to safeguard the civilians. It is shame to have a narrow minded, stupid PM in this most needy situation.

    Fauzan Tuesday, 30 April 2019 07:40 PM

    Father, You set an Example to every so called leaders in this country !

    Ranjan Tuesday, 30 April 2019 08:40 PM

    An example to Mahanayake Theras

    U Meththananda Tuesday, 30 April 2019 08:51 PM

    Cardinal Malcom Ranjith of Sri Lanka is a very good example to SL religious leaders, politicians, other officials. Be simple and humble to people you posted your position. My great respect to Cardinal of SL.


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