Written by Amani Nilar
03 Feb, 2022 | 2:40 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); Archbishop of Colombo, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith will boycott Friday’s Independence Day celebrations, says the Spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Colombo Rev. Fr. Cyril Gamini Fernando.
The decision to boycott the day’s celebrations comes following his dissatisfaction over the investigations into the discovery of a hand grenade at the All Saint’s Church Church in Colombo.
The Spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Colombo, Rev. Fr. Cyril Gamini Fernando stated that Cardinal usually conducts a service for the Independence Day celebrations, which is usually held at the All Saints Church in Borella.
However, as a result of certain decisions to arrest and inconvenience innocent people with regard to the discovery of a hand grenade at the church, the Cardinal has decided to avoid conducting the service, and has also decided to boycott the Independence Day celebrations, the Spokesperson added.
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