Prez requests Cardinal to appoint representative

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Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, is currently studying a request made by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who had requested him to name a representative to a new commission which he intends to appoint to probe the Easter Sunday attacks, a church official said yesterday.

An official from the Archbishop’s House told Daily Mirror that President Rajapaksa had informed Cardinal Ranjith when he made a courtesy call on him recently that a new commission will be appointed to determine the truth pertaining to the Easter Sunday attacks and invited the Archbishop to name a suitable representative.

“This will be something like a truth commission and the President wanted the Cardinal to name a representative. Cardinal is still studying the developments with regard to the issue,” this official said.

“However appointing a new commission does not mean that the commissions that have been already appointed are bad,” he added.

Also, the Sinhala Catholic Sunday Weekly ‘Gnanartha Pradeepaya’ also reported that the President had asked the Cardinal to name a preventative to the committee he is going to appoint to probe the Easter Sunday attacks. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 6

  • Roche Monday, 02 December 2019 11:46 AM

    As a Roman Catholic I am very shame of you

    Hans Perlee Monday, 02 December 2019 11:46 AM

    Again?????? How many people we pat for now in this new commission?

    joh frazer Monday, 02 December 2019 02:49 PM

    Mahinda sirisena he knows 6 months before the carnage how it was planned ect

    Andrew Silva Tuesday, 03 December 2019 06:14 AM

    Dear Cardinal Ranjith please don't interfear in to this mess. The commission is a package of venomous snakes you voluntarily put you hand in it could be the last, better to pray to God for guidance.

    Bhatiya Siriwardena Tuesday, 03 December 2019 07:45 AM

    Yes my opinion is Sirisena is culprit no. 1 and some conspiracy by people with political ambitions

    Warren Raed Tuesday, 03 December 2019 10:20 AM

    And why is that? So you can cover up your tracts of the atrocity?

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