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Recommendations made by the Presidential Commission, which probed the Easter Sunday attacks should be implemented soon while more investigations should be carried out to determine as to who organised and facilitated the attacks, Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said today.

Cardinal Ranjith who was speaking to the media after participating in the Black Sunday protest at St. Sebastian’s Church Katuwapitiya said the government should immediately implement the recommendations made by the Presidential commission.

“The Commission had recommended action against certain people and this action should be taken without delay,” Cardinal Ranjith said.

“It is also essential to carry out further investigations to determine who facilitated the attackers and who got them to carry out the Easter Sunday attacks,” he added.

“We hope to see practical steps in this regard by April 21 this year,” he also said.

“Pope Francis is currently touring Iraq and had discussions with Muslim leaders of that country. Therefore, global religious leaders are working towards bringing about religious unity. Sri Lanka should also follow and bring about religious unity,” he stressed.

Cardinal thanked everyone who worked towards making today’s Black Sunday a success including the Buddhist monks and members of Muslim communities.

Cardinal said this at the mass at St. Anthony’s Shrine Kochchikade and proceeded to Katuwapitiya Church to participate in the Black Sunday programme.  (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 14

  • Roshan samarathunga Sunday, 07 March 2021 10:40 PM

    Please don’t get involved in politics you are blessed by the god to spread the love affection equality

    Tony Monday, 08 March 2021 09:04 AM

    This is not politics. Don't you want to know who was actually behind the attack ? Some people are trying to make this a political issue.

    Ramesh Monday, 08 March 2021 01:08 AM

    You have been in Sri Lanka for most of your life. Have you ever seen any government which ruled the country ever taken any responsibility for any crime which took place in the country. Don't waste your time, you won't be disappointed.

    Senaka Monday, 08 March 2021 04:39 AM

    Glad to see at least we have one person talking behalf of the ordinary people.

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 08 March 2021 08:58 AM

    Dear Cardinal, where was this voice when all the dastardly crimes were happening in the north to Tamil civilians. Why were you quiet on Thajudeen, Ekneligoda, Taraki, Lasantha, Frederica Jansz, Trinco Students

    Rex Monday, 08 March 2021 12:27 PM


    Lasith Monday, 08 March 2021 12:38 PM

    Reply to Buffaloa Citizen- And why are you so quiet when LTTE and their supporters kill people?

    Martin Milton Monday, 08 March 2021 02:35 PM

    Absolutely agree. Those ultimately responsible need to be rooted out and given due punitive justice. MM

    Tony Monday, 08 March 2021 03:35 PM

    I suggest black clothing were donated by the same crowd who donated Sill Redi.

    A.R.P. Fernando [former ASP] Monday, 08 March 2021 03:42 PM

    Former President Sirisena

    Judge Monday, 08 March 2021 06:57 PM

    Wait till we control the Covid.

    Shelly Monday, 08 March 2021 07:12 PM

    What should be done is to ask the government to pay compensation to the next of kin and those who were injured in the bomb attack . Putting them in jail will not do.

    Shelly Monday, 08 March 2021 07:12 PM

    What should be done is to ask the government to pay compensation to the next of kin and those who were injured in the bomb attack . Putting them in jail will not do.

    ChanakaJ Monday, 08 March 2021 10:31 PM

    Reply to Shelly- Why should the government pay? Some of those bombers had millions of dollars in their accounts. All involved directly with Easter bombing should pay for compensation from their assets.

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