A priest of the minority Christian community in Sri Lanka issued such a warning even though religious fanatics attacked the Christian community for the first time ! Despite the fact that Hindus have faced such attacks from jihadi terrorists for the past 3 decades, the Hindu Dharmagurus have never given such a warning. Will the progressives realise that this proves Hindus are ‘tolerant’ ?
Colombo (Sri Lanka) – After attacks that took the lives of more than 250 people on Easter Sunday, the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka is working on becoming a beacon of hope. Yet according to the local cardinal, if civil authorities don’t find the perpetrators and put them on trial, they risk the community taking justice into its own hands.
“I want to state that we may not be able to keep people under control in the absence of a stronger security program”, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo said. “We can’t forever give them false promises and keep them calm”. He urged the Government to implement a proper program so that the people don’t take the law into their own hands.
Speaking at a press conference in Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith accused the Government of ‘placing responsibility on others’ when it comes to investigating what happened on Easter Sunday, creating a Commission to conduct an investigation formed by ‘pensioners’ and retired officials instead of applying the law and guaranteeing the safety of the Christian community.
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said he doesn’t see the Government taking the necessary steps to guarantee the safety of students, decreeing that schools should remain closed for the time being.
The Cardinal appealed to all political parties to put political differences aside, addressing President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the head of the opposition, Mahinda Rajapaksa.