Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith today called for a fresh and transparent probe into Easter Sunday attacks and said justice cannot be expected from the incumbent President or the government.
“We need a fresh and transparent probe which is directed towards finding out as to why the repeated prior warnings on the Easter Sunday attacks were not taken seriously, to determine as to why the suicide bomber who blew himself up at Dehiwala was allowed to do so, why wasn't he arrested, to determine who was 'zonic zonic' who called ISIS in Indonesia and requested them to claim responsibility for the Easter Sunday attacks. We need a fresh probe to find out answers to these questions, ” he said.
“It looks that justice cannot be expected from the incumbent President and the government, ” he added.
The Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Brian Udaigwe said Sri Lanka had full blessings of Pope Francis in its efforts to mete out justice for those who were affected by the attacks.” justice cannot be meted out through anger,” he while quoting former President of USA Barack Obama.
He said the Catholic Church does not believe in insulting Buddhist monks and other members of clergy and will not associate with people who insult them.
“We don't condone insulting clergy and particully the Buddhist monks. Some say catholics are behind the repeated insulting of monks over social media but I would like to say that church is not behind such campaigns,” Cardinal Ranjith said while speaking during a religious service held at St.Anthony's Church Kochchikade.
“We will not condone insulting monks and will not associate with people who do such things. One should remember that Sri Lanka's culture is associated with Buddhism. (Yohan Perera)
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