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Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith yesterday praised the Government for its efforts to find solutions to the issues faced by the families battered from the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks.

He expressed these views after a meeting with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and other concerned bodies at Temple Trees to discuss the measures of resolving issues of the affected people and the progress of renovation of churches damaged following the attacks.

The Cardinal went on expressing his sincere thanks to the all parties including Ministers and State Ministers in finding solutions to the grievances of the affected people.

He also said they hoped that the security of the country was ensured to the extent that incidents of this nature would not take place in this country in future.

Meanwhile, the Premier ordered the State Engineering Corporation to expedite the work of the project of constructing 24 houses for those affected in Katuwapitiya.

Apart from this, orders were given to the National Housing Development Authority to allocate 33 houses from a proposed housing scheme for some affected 33 families living in temporary residences in Colombo.

The Prime Minister also directed the officials to make sure that renovation work that had put on hold at the Katuwapitiya Church Sunday School building and Kochchikade Church are resumed with adequate funds from the Treasury. (Sheain Fernandopulle)


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  • FF Thursday, 17 December 2020 09:43 AM

    IS THE CARDINAL GOING ROUND TO COLLECT DONATIONS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. THEY ALSO RECEIVED A GOOD PORTION OF BENEFITS FROM THE PREVIOUS GOVT

    Sokrates Thursday, 17 December 2020 09:58 AM

    There are not even funds to order vaccine. Renovation work of churches can not be a priority.

    Joy Thursday, 17 December 2020 10:23 AM

    As step to console victims,this is commendable,but if not re-educate this group of misguided religious fanatics, who believe,they can please God by massacreing non Muslims (sheitt not included), whole society would have to live with fear, Rev.Cardinal pl. address to this.

    Man Thursday, 17 December 2020 10:31 AM

    Dear Cardinal, won't you accept that the previous government restored the Kochchikade church? In fact, it is better than before, isn't it?

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 17 December 2020 10:44 AM

    Earlier this fellow spoke about poor investigation and punishing those high Officials involved. Now he is praising the Govt efforts at buttering him and those families affected by the incident

    ANTON Thursday, 17 December 2020 11:13 AM

    FINALY THEY REMEMBERED THE CHRISTIANS WHO HELPED THEM.

    ANTON Thursday, 17 December 2020 11:15 AM

    DEAR HOLY FATHER , DONT WEAR THAT DRESS.

    ANTON Thursday, 17 December 2020 11:16 AM

    SIMILIAR PROMISE LIKE BANNING CATTLE SLAUGHTER.

    Confused Thursday, 17 December 2020 11:23 AM

    The demand for punishing those identified as responsible for not preventing the disaster seems to have been dropped ?

    Jesus Friday, 18 December 2020 08:26 AM

    There is one God only.. Father son and the holy spirit is 3 god's in 1.. You people sort that out before looking at Easter attacks .. You hypocrites


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