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Presidential candidate of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Gotabaya Rajapaksa said, if I am elected to office, would definitely fulfil the request made by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith to appoint an independent commission to probe Easter Sunday terrorist attack. Mr. Rajapaksa said in a statement that he would ensure that the country is free from terrorism and extremism for the greater benefit of all Sri Lankans.

He said he paid attention to the request made by Cardinal Ranjith.

“I fully understand the mental agony faced by His Eminent Cardinal Ranjith because justice has not been meted out on behalf of people killed and injured in the senseless bomb attack,” he said. He said the Cardinal had requested for the appointment of an independent commission to identify those behind this terrorist attack and others who made way for it by negligence of duty. He said the Cardinal made this request not as a religious dignitary of the Catholic community but on behalf of all Sri Lankans.

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  • Catholic Monday, 26 August 2019 12:08 PM

    What a timely promise? Perfect response to His Eminence's statement that He would meet the candidate who promises an independent investigation. Then what about BBS instigated attacks on churches in the past?

    cheers Monday, 26 August 2019 12:49 PM

    Please send all fellows to gallows for murdering those innocent 300 civilians

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 26 August 2019 03:38 PM

    Independent Commission under you... joke of the century... first do you understand the criteria for that?

    Thomas Ranger Monday, 26 August 2019 03:40 PM

    Water under the bridge, my friend, First get elected. The IF you have used is a mighty big word.

    NimalU Monday, 26 August 2019 03:50 PM

    This is an arch hypocrite and an oportunist. Why couldn't this man and his government probe Lasantha's murder and other cases and bring the culprits to book? Now he he is talking about probing the Easter Sunday attacks! Who is fooling whom? You can fool some of the people some of the time; but not all the people all the time.

    Dee Monday, 26 August 2019 09:37 PM

    Have you changed your religion as well?

    David G A Tuesday, 27 August 2019 08:45 AM

    Baduth Hamuduruwange Baduth Hamuduruwange


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