Written by Zulfick Farzan
15 Feb, 2022 | 11:29 am
COLOMBO (News 1st); The head of Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith on Tuesday (15) called on the masses to respond at the appropriate time to the attempts being made to suppress the truth through intimidation.
“If Shehan Malaka did not go live on social media, the country would have never known that he was being forcefully taken away by a group in a white van. He had the courage to reveal this to the country,” said His Eminence.
He slammed the police over its conduct in arresting people adding that Sri Lanka Police must be present in uniform when making an arrest and must use a police jeep for such purpose.
“Police officers must read the charges against any accused when making an arrest,” he said adding that the Shehan Malaka was not arrested, but abducted in broad daylight.
His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith termed such conduct as uncivilized and immoral, which is not suitable for a democratic community.
The Archbishop of Colombo also took a blow at the present Attorney General, noting that he is a public servant and NOT a political stooge.
He said the Attorney General who is expected to enforce the recommendations of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry that probed the 2019 Easter Sunday Attacks, is making attempts to arrest those who are calling for justice over the Terror Attacks.
“I request the people to understand the conspiratorial conduct of the government. Respond to it at the appropriate time,” he stressed.
He once again said that if the issues cannot be solved locally, he would not hesitate to make his appeal at an international level.
His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith held the government accountable for these events.
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