Mangala’s complaint against Cardinal - Wimal asks Govt to respond

8 June 2019 02:15 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The government should respond to Minister Mangala Samaraweera who had complained to Pope Francis against Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Joint Opposition MP Wimal Weerawansa said yesterday.

“Minister Samaraweera is criticising the Cardinal who had done a great service to preserve peace in the nation. We have been told that the minister had complained against the Cardinal to Pope Francis. We want the government to comment on it,” he said.

House Leader Lakshman Kiriella said the MP should inform the minister beforehand if he wanted to raise a question.

Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri who responded requested the MP to raise a question under the Standing Order 27(2).

Meanwhile, UNP MP Chaminda Wijesiri told a news conference held at the parliamentary complex that the minister had only voiced his personal opinion and that it was not the official stance of the government. However, he said that preventing the minister from visiting temples was not acceptable. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Kalu Saturday, 08 June 2019 10:18 AM

    Moko Wimale Cardinalta kade yanne?

    Lord Wolfstein Saturday, 08 June 2019 11:08 AM

    Will Wimal now be canonized by the Pope?

    Empty Headed Saturday, 08 June 2019 10:06 PM

    This is a chance Wimalaya will not let go easily. This is the chance for him to muddy up the issue. Usually he is munching empty mouth, but here is a chance to mince words.


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