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Alleging that some candidates contesting for the general election are using his pictures on leaflets and advertisements without his permission, Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has urged them not to use his picture in propaganda material without his permission.

“I have noticed that some candidates use their old photographs taken with me for their propaganda material. This is done without my permission and consent. Therefore, I urge the candidates contesting for the general election not to use my pictures without my consent,” Cardinal Ranjith said in a special announcement.

“I must clearly state that the Catholic Church does not support any particular political party or a candidate. No one can take away the rights enjoyed by the voters to vote for the party and candidate of their choice. It is an alienable right of the voters to cast their votes in keeping with the dictates of their own conscience,” he added.(Yohan Perera)

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  • Amal Fernando Monday, 20 July 2020 10:56 AM

    Why not use for pohottuwa propaganda?

    Candidate Monday, 20 July 2020 11:13 AM

    If so, will not SLPP loose the election? Please get a ruling from the Pope!

    BigEars Monday, 20 July 2020 11:19 AM

    Ok, please use my photograph. It will have similar response from the voters.

    Neomal Fernando Monday, 20 July 2020 11:28 AM

    What's wrong ? You have been a politician all along.

    Maheshpererra@mail.com Monday, 20 July 2020 11:36 AM

    But you were part of pohottuwa right ?

    lalu Monday, 20 July 2020 11:42 AM

    So with consent is ok. Vatican to note

    ravin Monday, 20 July 2020 12:33 PM

    Do not worry much your honour, these people will go to the lowest level any sensible human can go to fool innocent people. Once they get to power then only all get their back side kicked.

    Ketheesh Waran Monday, 20 July 2020 02:02 PM

    This guy is just promoting himself. No candidate is using his photo

    dara Monday, 20 July 2020 02:28 PM

    Now key board brigades of all politicians are on 24 hour duty, to raise the image of the politician and his party to whom they serve and same time by uglify image of their critics

    Buddhist Monday, 20 July 2020 04:25 PM

    If Cardinal is honest about not supporting Mahinda Rajapakse/SLPP then he should vanish from making any statement. Will he do it? I doubt!

    DillonDP Monday, 20 July 2020 04:40 PM

    ha ha ha,,,,ok sir, there is a lot of things people could see from yours

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 20 July 2020 05:16 PM

    None of the earlier Catholic Leaders made this statement, proof that you have become a political humbug in religious clothing similar to the monks of this country.

    Mohan Monday, 20 July 2020 07:29 PM

    Why not sir? You played politics for the past two odd years and now claiming to be innocent! The old singhalese saying fits the occasion “if you sleep with the dogs you wake up with ticks”


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