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Colombo's Archbishop His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith today urged President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to reveal to the country what the Presidential Commission which probed the Easter Sunday attacks had said in its report.

Cardinal Ranjith made this request during a service which was held at All Saints Church Borella to mark Independence Day.

“ We have been told that the commission which probed the Easter Sunday attacks had been handed over its report to the President. We request the President to reveal the conclusions and recommendations of this report to the nation initially. Action should be taken against those who are responsible for the attacks thereafter. None of us will be able to live in this nation if the report is swept under the carpet,” Cardinal said.

“Independence from foreign rule was an opportunity given to our nation to be a free nation and to decide our future freely. However it is visible that actions of some have made our country a battlefield of global powers. This should not be the case,” he said.

Issuing a message for the Independence Day earlier, the Cardinal said Sri Lanka is a nation which has been nourished by the teachings of Buddha for 2500 years while it has influenced by other faiths such as Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. “However our country has also embraced cultures which are unsuitable to us as a result of colonialism and through neo-liberalism. We have begun to value other things rather than what is indigenous. Gaining wealth has become the prime goal rather than justice. Therefore let us make our independence to build up peace , brotherhood and equality,” he said.(Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 8

  • Joshua Thursday, 04 February 2021 09:35 PM

    Why are in a hurry? Nothing will happen in the end

    Bernard Thursday, 04 February 2021 09:56 PM

    If he doesn't reveal the details what would be the position?

    Travis Friday, 05 February 2021 09:10 AM

    What ever this report Must be revealed, simply going by the Presidents Independence Day message, he is duty bound to the honest person to the 6.9 Million workers, all surely need to know the factual position and not only knowing the details legal action must follow.

    Dee Thursday, 04 February 2021 10:01 PM

    Wait till the next election!

    Labby Friday, 05 February 2021 09:28 AM

    Your Eminence, you seem hell bent on sending Ranil Wickremesinghe to jail. Is this all you want?

    Jeff Friday, 05 February 2021 09:57 AM

    People think all politicians are the same but our present President will take the country forward he will provide security justice equity freedom to this country than no other leader give little time we need to have faith in him he is the only one will make this country a paradise for the future

    Ronnie Bugger Friday, 05 February 2021 10:03 AM

    With all due respect and honor to His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, what one would find within the report will be a lot of bullshit, doctored to wash the real culprits, Amen.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 05 February 2021 03:20 PM

    This investigation

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