Easter Sunday bombings: Cardinal questions the SL government failure in response, appeals to raise black flags

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Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo on Friday (13), said a proper response is yet to be received over a letter addressed to the Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa seeking justice over the Easter Sunday bombings.

On the 13th of July 2021, a letter was addressed to the President seeking a comprehensive investigation into the attacks, he said, News First reported.

Archbishop Ranjith added that he had decided to reject the letter sent to him by Director General Legal Affairs Presidential Secratraiet Hariguptha Rohanadeera as a reply to the letter dispatched to the President by a group of bishops and clergy including himself, Daily Mirror reported.

“The letter which was sent to me had no relevance as it had failed to come up with answers to the questions we had raised,” he said. “We feel that political deals have been hatched to avoid penalising the political leaders who have been held responsible for the negligence by the presidential commission,” he added.

Cardinal Ranjith also called for the displaying black flags on vehicles, and shops. “I would also call upon for closure of shops on August 21 as well,” Cardinal said.

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