Country belongs to people, not to its rulers: Cardinal
Posted on June 3rd, 2019

Nadeeka Daya Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith who visited MP Ven. Athuraliye Ratana Thera during his fast unto death said the problem would not have blown out of proportion today if President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had acted against those who discreetly aided and abetted the terrorist attacks.

People have given a mandate to the President, the Prime Minister and the Cabinet to govern the country for five years. They had not been given a lifetime right to be in office. They have not been given the country on freehold basis. The country belongs to people, not to its rulers. The rulers should be mindful of it. The time has come to take a decision on the President and the Prime Minister,” he said.

He said if it were the President and the Prime Minister who could appoint Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, then it was they who had the authority to remove him.

The Cardinal also said that there were no proper investigations into the Eastern Sunday attacks so far.

No one is investigating to find out about those indirectly involved in this attack. Because of that, there should be immediate investigations to find out who were behind this attack. So we call on the President and the Prime Minister to launch a proper inquiry into the attack immediately,” the Cardinal told the media.

I urged the President and the government find out the persons who were creating hatred among the communities and take necessary action against them. I believe that Ven. Rathana Thera too conducting this fast because the government had failed to do what the people want in this context,” the Cardinal said.(

3 Responses to “Country belongs to people, not to its rulers: Cardinal”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    From Easter Sunday upto now Muslim leaders have STRIVED MIGHTILY to disassociate themselves and the Muslim community at large from any responsibility for those attacks. They have been VEHEMENTLY DECLARING that ALL those who supported the terrorist acts and terrorist agendas MUST BE PUNISHED to the fullest extent of the LAW!

    Yet, they NOW JOIN HANDS with the FIRST THREE MUSLIM LEADERS accused of COMPLICITY in the terrorist ATTACKS and Muslim EXTREMISM and RESIGN IN UNISON!

    They have ISSUED a QUITE TRANSPARENT COVER STORY that they are RESIGNING TOGETHER to PROTEST the FAILURE of the Sri Lanka Govt to protect the Muslim COMMUNITY!!

    WHAT a LOAD OF BULLSHIT is this?

    Their RESIGNATION as a TEAM to PROVIDE COVER to the alleged TRAITORS is CLEAR PROOF that NONE of these Muslim Leaders are TRULY committed to the PUNISHMENT of the CRIMINALS AMONG THEM!

    They are COMMITTED INSTEAD to DEFENDING & PROTECTING the CRIMINALS AMONG THEM and FABRICATING a FALSE COVER STORY to cover themselves!

    I can only say to THIS GANG OF NINE Muslim Ministers: Your FIG LEAF HAS FALLEN and your Nakedness REVEALS your COMBINED ANTI-NATIONAL MOTIVES & AGENDA

    INVESTIGATE ALL of these DEVIOUS LIARS, and PROSECUTE the GUILTY to the FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW!

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    Avamangala Samaraweera has stated that he will REPORT Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith to the Vatican for exciting communal hatred in Sri Lanka because he visited and offered his support to Ven. Ratana during his recent fast in front of the Dalada Maligawa!

    What a TREACHEROUS SNAKE!

  3. aloy Says:

    It appears minister Mangala is living in a world of his own. Who would care for what he says?. The likes of Samantha Power are no longer in power and there is no hope for them again. In which direction is the world opinion is moving can easily be seen from the visit of Donald Trump to UK. In the banquet hall at Buckingham palace there was a picture of mother Mary with the Jesus child prominently displayed and it is very unusual for it to be there. Perhaps that was a sign of solidarity with Catholics who had to face the atrocities in SL.

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