Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith criticised the government’s decision to send in a naval ship to ensure the safety of international sea routes, saying local affairs had been neglected by the authorities.
Cardinal Ranjith, speaking at a special service marking the second anniversary of the discovery of a grenade at All Saints’ Church, Borella said authorities have failed to find the true perpetrators who placed a grenade inside the church, planned the Easter Sunday attacks, and have previously harassed the media.
“We are still to see justice being meted out to those who were behind the Easter Sunday attacks. No one still knows who was behind the disappearance of Prageeth Ekneligoda and the killing of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickramatunga. Everything has been swept under the carpet. Authorities seem to be giving priority to safeguarding international seas rather than resolving burning issues in the country,” he added.
“We understand that 2024 is a year of elections. Let’s hope and pray that people will hand over the nation to proper leaders this time,” he also said
Source: Daily Mirror