- Launches stunning verbal attack on former President
In a stunning verbal assault, Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith yesterday (4) called for action to be initiated against former President Maithripala Sirisena without further delay and asked whether the former President has no shame.
“The question arises whether some politicians who have been named as being responsible for the attacks are shameless enough to go before the people once again. I heard that the former President is seeking re-election? How can somebody who knew about the deaths and went abroad contest an election? How can he be the leader of a party? I would like to ask him if he is wearing clothes when he says these things?”
Cardinal Ranjith made these comments speaking to the media after Easter Sunday services held at St. Lucia’s Cathedral in Kotahena yesterday.
“The final report of the PCoI (Presidential Commission of Inquiry) on Easter Sunday attacks clearly indicates the people who were involved in the Easter attack. So why aren’t they punished. The ministers who were involved in this attack are still in Parliament, and this is a shame to the country,” he added.