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Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, today said he has no intention of seeking any political posts or to support any political party.

Cardinal Ranjith said in a special statement that his only intention is to work for God and the people whom he gives leadership to.

“I was saddened and astonished to hear that certain persons are recommending me for various political posts. I as a Bishop, my only intention is to engage in spiritual activities,” the Cardinal said.

“I will work for safeguarding the country’s culture and my work will be limited to fulfilling this objective,” he added.

The Cardinal added that he is grateful to the statements made about him by a few persons but he expects and hoped that the effort to drag him into politics would stop immediately. (Yohan Perera)


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  • Fellow Christian Monday, 13 May 2019 11:38 PM

    Then stop making political comments your holiness. Men of the Church shouldn't be making comments about God punishing the current establishment even if the current establishment escapes the punishment of the people as you mentioned the other day. Even if true or not, that is not a comment for a priest and does not equal lord Jesus teachings.

    Lal Kahanda Tuesday, 14 May 2019 12:36 AM

    Learned religious leaders like Cardinal and other people respected by the people must take the reins to lead the country out of this mess; not the party politics.

    Karunasena wickremasinghe Tuesday, 14 May 2019 04:48 AM

    I hope the Buddhist theras also engage in spiritual matters and not engage in politics.

    Rex jarkie Tuesday, 14 May 2019 05:13 AM


    citizen Tuesday, 14 May 2019 05:15 AM

    you are also not fit to lead the country

    Kolla Tuesday, 14 May 2019 05:59 AM

    Rev Sir, Like Athurelya you have already taken to politics and your political regime with which you are aligned is also clear as sunlight. Don’t fool us as do so many politicos

    C.K.Lankaputhra Tuesday, 14 May 2019 06:34 AM

    Your Eminence, although you say , you are otherwise. Yor words clearly express your political allance.

    A.M.R. Casie Chitty Tuesday, 14 May 2019 06:44 AM

    This is what he has been doing right from the start. He is a priest in political underwear. Its high time he kept his big mouth shut. Rusty

    Kalu Tuesday, 14 May 2019 06:45 AM


    Sarath Tuesday, 14 May 2019 07:26 AM

    We know how you have always been supporting a particular political group. Stop taking advantage of this situation to do that

    Po-Lic-Tics Tuesday, 14 May 2019 07:54 AM

    Taking the side of politicians is also an act of getting involved with politics.

    Shanthi Joseph Abeysena Tuesday, 14 May 2019 12:53 PM

    Well when there are no real political figures apart from people either who loves power or money will beome politicians, people tends to rely on real true religious leaders. I think only Muslim politicians do something for their people not any others.

    Example Leader for other leaders Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:12 PM

    WE are really proud of Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith. He is the example of all other religious leaders. We Need a leader like this in this country, who is well qualified, understanding and try to sort out critical problems at critical time. May God bless him

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