Does Government fear top officials’ links to Easter attacks being revealed?: Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith

  • Archbishop queries why Government is protecting Sirisena
  • Suspects ‘the superior person who has all the powers’ is behind cover-up

On the third anniversary of the Easter Sunday attacks, which was marked yesterday (21), Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith questioned whether the present Government is protecting former President Maithripala Sirisena due to the fear of links between top government officials and the Easter Sunday attacks being revealed.

“When some officers asked Sirisena to arrest Easter Sunday bomber Zahran Hashim and his team, Sirisena disagreed, saying the Sinhala phrase ‘let’s not put random snakes inside our clothes’. We ask whether the present Government is protecting Sirisena, as they fear that links between top Government officials and the attacks would be revealed,” said the Archbishop.

The Archbishop raised these suspicions during the main commemorative event that was held yesterday at the St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade to mark three years since the terror attacks yesterday.

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