Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjih said over the weekend that the present political crisis should be resolved amicably with the cooperation of all parties.
Cardinal Ranjith had told this to a group of UNP MPs, who had met him on Saturday.
“The Cardinal had told the UNP members that the current issue should be resolved amicably through democratic means,” Spokesman for Catholic Church Fr. Edmond Tilakaratne told the Daily Mirror last morning.
UNP MP John Amaratunga, who confirmed that they had met the Cardinal on Saturday, told the Daily Mirror that the current political issue should be resolve in Parliament.
“The Cardinal told us that issue should resolved in Parliament and that it should be convened soon,” he said.
Mr Amaratunga, Ravi Karunanayake and Hector Appuhamy were among the MPs who met the Cardinal.(Yohan Perera)
There must be clear mandate for public to no to accept cross over parliamentarian for next election nominations immediately after cross over.Further to that ,these MPs should pass an exam regarding the politics and public affairs.All this 3rd grade kids are acting like jokers!.This parliament had clearly given a sign that we need the executive power to control the country!
George Sunday, 04 November 2018 01:21 PM
All religious leaders should stay away from political affairs. Why dont you communicate this through your God?
Lalith Monday, 05 November 2018 10:24 AM
Damn good response.
Karu Sunday, 04 November 2018 01:24 PM
We had principled politics when the Parliament was in Galleface. Now we see the kingdom politics of Kotte. It's like Portuguese involvement in Kotte Rajadaniya.
Ron Sunday, 04 November 2018 01:58 PM
A waste of time. He is a man of God. His God is MR.
upali Sunday, 04 November 2018 02:37 PM
What Cardinal's view expressed to the delegatin is a good lesson to UNP and it caused the downfall of UNP to loose premiership.
saman Sunday, 04 November 2018 02:40 PM
When asked by the Cardinal, why the UNP reluctant to take this matter to the Supreme Court, the reply was the expected ruling would be against RW .
Unchikun Sunday, 04 November 2018 03:45 PM
Politics and religion need to kept apart. The worst offenders are the politicians and the jokers in yellow fancy dress. Fortunately Buddhism is a philosophy and not a religion.
Kevin Sunday, 04 November 2018 06:26 PM
I have a PhD too
DJ Sunday, 04 November 2018 06:37 PM
Why are all these politicians running to religious leaders for advice of which they will never keep.
Dayan Sunday, 04 November 2018 07:15 PM
His god prays only for MR and his clan.
Priyantha Sunday, 04 November 2018 10:11 PM
Cattolic church must stay way from dirty politics with out made any comments as you have done
Ravi Sunday, 04 November 2018 10:52 PM
Being a Catholic, regret to say that his eminence is the most politicized Cardina we ever had. His God is MR.
Citizen Monday, 05 November 2018 12:39 AM
What issue? There is no issue but for RW
Sunil Monday, 05 November 2018 12:48 PM
Why did the UNP take a rogue to meet the Cardinal?
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