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Will not allow similar situation to take place again : Prez assures to Cardinal

22 April 2019 05:55 pm - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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President Maithripala Sirisena said the government would not allow such a devastating situation to take place in future and it is taking every step to avert such a situation. 

He expressed these views when he met with Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, at the Archbishop’s house today. 

While condoling with the victims who faced the tragedy, the President expressed his deepest sympathies to the Catholics who were injured or lost their loved ones on Easter Sunday. He also discussed with the Cardinal the steps taken in the face of this tragic situation.

  Comments - 15

  • Gerard Prera Monday, 22 April 2019 06:50 PM

    When are you going to take responsibility as the Minister of defence and Police and due to lack of your action more than 290 lives lost. Their blood is on you

    ICE Monday, 22 April 2019 08:17 PM

    He goes in his usual songs!

    Mr. Gamarala Monday, 22 April 2019 08:27 PM

    He took action (after receiving the intelligence report weeks before) by fleeing the country with his family..!

    Nimal Monday, 22 April 2019 07:28 PM

    Why was the detailed intelligence report submitted well in advance overlooked? Who neglected it? We citizens of this country must be told why.

    malij Monday, 22 April 2019 07:28 PM

    Resign. You have failed miserably. Give the responsibility to SF.

    Warren Raed Monday, 22 April 2019 07:56 PM

    We as a nation curse you and your entire family and every child to be born to your children as the blood of each of these innocent people who died are on you and your generations to come for ignoring the warnings the police received which was under you.

    Be Fair Monday, 22 April 2019 07:57 PM

    When you had the chance you didn't, how can anyone have confidence in you now?

    P. Jayantha Monday, 22 April 2019 08:03 PM

    You are responsible for this carnageAccept that before you talk about it not happening again.

    johan Monday, 22 April 2019 08:20 PM

    Under your Presidentship we witnessed lot of wonders in Sri Lanka due to your negligence in job finally innocent people have to pay for it. We lost all trust we had in you.

    Upul Samantha Liyanaarachchi Monday, 22 April 2019 08:25 PM

    how do these power greedy people are going to stop these kind of situations.. these people only know to point fingers to others..

    Ruwan Monday, 22 April 2019 08:29 PM

    Man on the defensive.? Who is to blame for soft peddling the warnings as the head of the security council

    Nimal Monday, 22 April 2019 08:30 PM

    This meeting should have taken place much before, no sooner the intelligence report came out, and not after nearly 300 innocents have lost their lives. What's the use of this pow wow to people now?

    George Harry Monday, 22 April 2019 08:53 PM

    Had Your excellency been in Sri Lanka, this tragic incident would never been happened.

    Aru Chan Monday, 22 April 2019 08:58 PM

    Why did you allow such a thing to happen in the first place? Stop fiddling when Sri Lanka is burning. Act responsibly if you are the President of the country. It took you so many hours to return to the country when so many of your countrymen were blasted to pieces. You were not interested in disrupting your holiday in Singapore. At this rate you are not fit to be the President of even a death donation society let alone being President of Sri Lanka.

    Roshanaly Tuesday, 23 April 2019 09:32 AM

    You should step down rather than giving excuses. Tourism has gone to the bottom, it will take another 10-15 years to improve, already our country economic is down with bunch of jokers running the government.


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