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It is essential to carry out an investigation to determine as to how the COVID- 19 pandemic came into being, Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said.

Speaking during the midnight Christmas service at St. Sebastian's Church, Kandana , Cardinal Ranjith said the Pandemic seemed to have not come into the world through natural means but it was something that had come through man's greed.

“We hear about fraudulent ways of those who produce pharmaceuticals. They also produce germs artificially and then produce medicine to cure the diseases caused by germs. Therefore it is essential to carry out an investigation to determine how COVID- 19 came into existent," he said.

“We live in a greedy and selfish society. Love and concern for others are forgotten in today’s society. We see how the nature is destroyed and how trees are felled. It is the trees which give us oxygen for us to survive. We might have to carry oxygen containers attached to our bodies soon just like we wear face masks," he added.

“The lesson which Christmas teaches us is to show love and concern for others. We see certain programmes on TV today and there are songs and dances on the Christmas Day. However everything is over on the following day. This is not Christmas. Real Christmas is showing concern for others as long as we live like Jesus," he said.

*We might have to carry oxygen containers attached to our bodies soon just like we wear face masks," he said.(Yohan Perera)


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  • StonesAndGlassHouses Friday, 25 December 2020 08:31 PM

    Absolutely right about greed. Also - please tell the Vatican to sell some of their gold and expensive paintings which are absolute vanity items and then donate the money to end world hunger.

    Moulan Saturday, 26 December 2020 01:28 PM

    He is now more like political leader.

    vini Saturday, 26 December 2020 02:57 PM

    I do not believe that the Cardinal is an expert on these matters. Perhaps, he should stick to spiritual matters.

    Kusal Saturday, 26 December 2020 05:02 PM

    We are not in a position to take on China! Australia tried it and they have been severely punished by economic means. We are part owned by the Chinese, so the best option is to grin and bear it.

    ram Saturday, 26 December 2020 05:37 PM

    Mr. Trump calls COVID-19 a Chinese virus. Many in the world suspects that the virus was creation of China in order to destroy Western countries' economy.

    Ghty Saturday, 26 December 2020 10:11 PM

    This is what I repeatedly commented in this page but the Chief Editor censored my comment to black out many facts.

    Bandu Saturday, 26 December 2020 10:53 PM

    When he says, Pandemic seemed to have not come into the world through natural means but it was something that had come through man's greed, is he implying the 1918 Spanish Flu which killed over 50 million had the same cause.

    Demuni Uduwara Sunday, 27 December 2020 01:55 AM

    I too believe this virus is a man-made product.


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