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* Cardinal insists on enforcing law against all those found guilty of Easter Sunday attack
Sun, Apr 4, 2021, 09:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 04, Colombo: Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith Archbishop has called on the government to enforce the law against all those found guilty in the Easter Attack Commission report regardless of their status.

Speaking to the media after the conclusion of the Easter Sunday service held at St. Lucia Cathedral in Kotahena, Colombo this morning, Cardinal Ranjith said no one will be allowed to deceive Christians again.

He pointed out that the Presidential Commission appointed to probe the Easter Sunday Attack has clearly named the politicians and officials who had links with Saharan Hashim and those who had not taken any necessary steps to prevent the terrorist attack including the former President Maithripala Sirisena.

The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, also said it was a shame that the ministers and parliamentarians who dealt with the suicide bomber Saharan Hashim were still sitting in Parliament.

Cardinal Ranjith stressed that legal action against the former president should not be delayed as he has been found guilty by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Easter Sunday.

He questioned why the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is waiting to take action against them and implement the recommendations made by the Commission. He urged the government to implement the recommendations expeditiously without resorting to tricks.

The Archbishop questioned whether the former President, who had neglected his responsibilities and went abroad despite receiving information that a terrorist attack was imminent, has any dignity to seek re-election leading a party .

The Archbishop said that it was a shame that those who had forgotten their duties and allowed the deaths of the people were ready to seek re-election.

 

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