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Easter Sunday Attack: PCoI failed to find who influenced the course of investigation - Cardinal

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The report of the Presidential commission which probed the Easter Sunday attacks had failed to find out as to who had influenced the investigations in order to shield certain individuals, Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said today.

Cardinal Ranjith told a press conference that the church had received information that some 'interested parties' have influenced investigations in order save certain forces.

"We have information that there were certain groups had inflicted under influence on those who were investigated the attacks in order save certain individuals and the commission report had failed to disclose this" the Cardinal said.

"We have formed a team to study the Presidential commission report which includes Auxiliary Bishops of Colombo, priests and a few other experts. We will come up with an official stand on the commission report after the study. However we can clearly say the report had failed to address the core requirement of finding out who masterminded the attacks and who facilitated them," he added.

Also he said the Catholic church did not expect the commission to make recommendation to proscribe any Buddhist organisation. Also he said he had received only one volume of the report. Cardinal Ranjith said both the previous and the present governments also cannot wash their hands off on this. Do we elect polictians to secure power? Not at all we elect them to mete out justice to people?" he said.

Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo Rev. Anthony Jayakody who also participated in the press conference elaborated on the 'Black Sunday' which has been declared on March 7, said all Catholics have been asked to come to church wearing black on that day. A special prayer will be recited for the Easter Sunday victims on that Sunday. This will be the beginning of a series of protests," he said. (Yohan Perera)

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  • ram Tuesday, 02 March 2021 09:49 PM

    cardinal should reveal the details of black Sunday attackers rather than doing politics now.

    RoaringCreek Tuesday, 02 March 2021 10:01 PM

    Uncle, you annoy me. Please hand over this case to your all mighty. Do not handover the proceedings to mortals.

    jayt Tuesday, 02 March 2021 11:03 PM

    Sinhalese never had idea of harming Jews or Israel, Now, Jews increasingly conspiring and bend of conspiring against Sri lanka by hiring Malay colonial cullies . that mean Jews are asking us to support Arab to dismantle Israel. And whether we do or not, Jews are creating their own destruction. I agreed with American, Canadian and European who told me that Jews processed Hitler to their own destruction and today, Jews are processing their own destruction again after about 80 years. Same people told me Jews' evil is in Jews' blood, "you can't never change them and they will create their own Hitler every 100-years to keep Jewish population reduced".

    Demuni Uduwara Tuesday, 02 March 2021 11:10 PM

    Entire country know who are the culprits including you. That's why the Report refrain from divulging direct.

    Ramesh Tuesday, 02 March 2021 11:32 PM

    Another investigation another report nothing will provide a conclusion. Every one knows the culprits but they will never get punishment. That's the judicial system of the land.

    Christian Wednesday, 03 March 2021 09:03 AM

    Please commence an international inquiry immediately so that the whole world will now who was the mastermind. Or else this will drag on till they kingdom come.

    Man Wednesday, 03 March 2021 09:09 AM

    This government members nourished and equipped Saharans and admitted by them. So they won't get punished. Nothing wrong with the Sri Lankan Judiciary, so far.

    Gunasekara Wednesday, 03 March 2021 03:59 PM

    In any other nation, the culpable would include the leader of nation. In this case the then PM, RW. This report completely ignores normal international norms and excuses are a plenty. Disgraceful.

    Roshan samarathunga Wednesday, 03 March 2021 06:27 PM

    Your all barked on wrong tree enemy within

    Sunil de silva Thursday, 04 March 2021 03:06 AM

    Cardinal please Take these idiot government to world court, that’s the only way to get closure to people who died. I am a Buddhist I feel the pain and agony these they suffered. This criminal government should be punished.


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