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* Cardinal vows to continue struggle for the Easter Sunday victims
Mon, Aug 15, 2022, 12:08 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 14, Colombo: Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith says that even if the Galle Face struggle has ended, he will not give up his struggle to bring justice to the victims of the Easter Sunday attack.

The Archbishop of Colombo said it is apparent that there was a political conspiracy behind this attack and noted that even the Presidential Commission report recommended that it should be investigated. He would accept the current President only if he acted positively on it, Cardinal Ranjith added.

The Archbishop of Colombo made these remarks while participating in the ceremony held today (14) at St. Anthony's Church, Kochchikade, Colombo, for the donation of 100,000 Euros (about 40 million rupees) by His Holiness Pope Francis to the victims of the Easter Sunday terror attack.

Cardinal Ranjith remarked that even though the Pope has also asked several times for justice for the victims of the Easter attack, justice is very rare in Sri Lanka and the reason for this is that political leaders interfere with the law.

The Cardinal said Sri Lanka will not achieve true freedom until political leaders themselves, obey the law. He blamed generations of politicians for influencing the law, to obtain personal benefits and destroying the country in the process.

The Archbishop of Colombo, claiming that a senior police officer who was about to arrest the suicide bomber Saharan Hashim was falsely accused of conspiracy to kill influential people and arrested allowing the suicide bomber to proceed with his plans, said those who gave freedom to the attackers are also responsible for this attack as well as Saharan Hashim.


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