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Those who used it to capture power won’t stay long: Cardinal

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Those who used the Easter Sunday mayhem to come to power will not be able to stay in power for long if they are a part of it, Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said yesterday. 

Cardinal Ranjith who was speaking at a service held to mark the 30th month since the gruesome suicide attack said it has become a curse as no one can live happily today while many are unable to earn a living. 

"It looks like Sri Lanka is suffering from that curse since the Easter Sunday bomb attack as no one can live happily earning whatever they can while those who are in power find it difficult to run the country. Those who came to power using the Easter Sunday attacks will not be able to hold on to power for long," Cardinal Ranjith said. 

"We sometimes wonder whether those who rule the country today are also stakeholders of the Easter Sunday conspiracy when looking at the way the investigations are conducted." he added. 

"We have done everything possible to uncover the truth behind the Easter Sunday mayhem and now we seek divine intervention to uncover the truth and to mete out justice to those who were affected by the tragedy. God will help us as he helped Israelites to move away from Egypt where they were kept as slaves. Patron Saint of this church, St. Anthony will also intervene on behalf of us the way he helped to uncover the truth behind a murder his own father was accused of," he said. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 13

  • Kikazaru Thursday, 21 October 2021 03:04 PM

    Soon you will have a chance to rectify the mistake you made at the last two elections. We all know who the culprits are and you too.

    AC Thursday, 21 October 2021 03:07 PM

    We all are awaiting for justice and so true the curse is upon our country after this terrified attack. We also saw in the past former president too paid the price at the May Day rally for fooling the masses and giving arms to the tigers. Sooner Easter episode too whoever’s was behind as we all know will pay the price hoodwink the people and came to power.

    Befair Thursday, 21 October 2021 03:27 PM

    Power is the root cause for all the sins that are taking place in all over the world. When one in power they think they will be in power for ever. That is the lesson we all learning from the destruction caused by the covid 19. All the powerful countries are unable to destry this deadly virus and paying a heavy price. GOD has punished all of us alike.

    Idiot Boy Thursday, 21 October 2021 03:38 PM

    Bitter relation?

    varuna Thursday, 21 October 2021 03:39 PM

    We appreciate your bold comments.

    K. Ranaweera Thursday, 21 October 2021 05:23 PM

    Whole country is experiencing the curse of the genocide for the innocent church goers on Easter Sunday.

    Grace Thursday, 21 October 2021 06:01 PM

    The scale of nature's justice is always balanced.

    Dee Thursday, 21 October 2021 06:33 PM

    What if no more elections are held?

    Demuni Uduwara Friday, 22 October 2021 04:38 AM

    His Eminence, Cardinal, "you can say that again!".

    parakum Friday, 22 October 2021 06:03 AM

    Those who live by the sword DIE by the sword. Soon DIVINE intervention will decide the fate of power crazy Jarapakses

    Chandrapala Friday, 22 October 2021 06:31 AM

    Go to the International Court seeking justice that is the only way we can do for victims of Easter Sunday attack.

    Ranaweera Friday, 22 October 2021 12:38 PM

    You are a manipulator. You switch sides just to prove your points.

    Sinna Saturday, 23 October 2021 08:09 AM

    @Ranaweera, as long as justice getting delayed, he has right to raise his voice, and its voice of major part of your voters,do part of your government genuinely, remember all 6.9 million voters are not SLPP members as its thick headed secretary thinks

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