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President said some recommendations cannot be implemented - Cardinal

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had told him that it was not possible to implement every recommendation that has been made by the Presidential Commission which probed the Easter Sunday attacks, Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said.


The Cardinal called for the support of international community to find out the truth about the mayhem.


Cardinal Ranjith made this call via zoom discussion he had had with the Sri Lankan community living in Australia on Saturday.


“The attack on Easter Sunday 2019 was not carried out by a group of seven of eight persons. There is something big behind the attacks. We need the support of the international community to find out as to who used these seven or eight persons to fulfil their objectives,” Cardinal Ranjith said.


“President and the present government assured that they would deliver justice to those who were affected in the Easter Sunday attack of April 21 2019. He assured that the presidential commission will continue to probe the attacks when he met the Sri Lanka Catholic Bishops Conference as soon as came to power. President called me over the phone two days after the presidential commission report came out and told me that it was not possible to implement everything that is recommended by the PCoI. Those who were affected by the attacks have been badly let down. We don’t want to take revenge from anyone, nor have we called for anyone’s blood. I, together with Ven. Ittapane Dhammalankara Thera called for calm after the Easter Sunday attacks. I requested the Catholic brethren not harm the Muslims,” he added.


“The PCoI recommended that the Attorney General should get intelligence units to carry out investigations on a series of grey areas. But this has not happened,” he asserted. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 17

  • minumaru junta Sunday, 17 October 2021 03:48 PM

    Of course it is not possible, because the mastermind is sitting on most high position.

    Rex Sunday, 17 October 2021 06:07 PM

    very true

    RIP Sunday, 17 October 2021 06:50 PM

    Whole world knows that

    AB Sunday, 17 October 2021 07:26 PM

    Yes,present rulers benefited, but nobody believes they have hand on it, but Yahapalanaya did it's best ,like appointing so called PSC, to cover their parliamentary colleague to remain in power by keeping him in their side, MS had unusual buddies like Salee and hisbulla, whom are prominent characters suspiciously connected with ISIS, and releasing would be suicide bombers on their guarantee, ignoring of IG and PM to security council, he seems seriously undermined his responsibility.

    sam Sunday, 17 October 2021 03:50 PM

    nothing will happen to anyone

    Kikazaru Sunday, 17 October 2021 03:55 PM

    Well said. It seems we are now almost sure who was behind this master plan. Need to start from the point where on got the most of it. Push for an international investigation and a court comprising international judges.

    concern Sunday, 17 October 2021 05:28 PM

    I agree with you.

    Rex Sunday, 17 October 2021 06:08 PM

    get sorted by international courts

    Spartacus Sunday, 17 October 2021 06:37 PM

    The Rajapakse are famous for protecting many persons for their own agendas. The pardoning of fully convicted criminals is an example.

    What can you do it properly Sunday, 17 October 2021 06:40 PM


    Siribiris Sunday, 17 October 2021 07:14 PM

    We thought justice happened to victims .

    Gb Sunday, 17 October 2021 07:17 PM

    Lock them up and throw away the key, murdering innocents including children just for power and money, they will be cockroaches next life

    Hornet Monday, 18 October 2021 07:07 AM


    Mervin Enderamulla Monday, 18 October 2021 07:22 AM

    Cardinal must educate and rally all the Catholics to use the most powerful weapon at their disposal namely their vote, at the next election.

    Gal Ibba Monday, 18 October 2021 07:22 AM

    The AG? That's a laugh!!!

    Maureen Monday, 18 October 2021 08:11 AM


    Faqir Hussain Friday, 22 October 2021 10:30 AM

    It looks like it's already all swept under the carpet and in time no one will be charged. It is a big conspiracy, not just 7 or 8 people there must be at least 50 who were involved in the planning of such a massive criminal act of the murder of so many innocents.

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