EASTER ATTACK PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION REPORT SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN TO CARDINAL MALCOLM RANJITH or MALWATTE MAHANAYAKE
Posted on February 11th, 2021

BY M D P DISSANAYAKE

The Cardinal is quite openly playing politics.   He plan to sit on judgement to determine the list of accused, if the accusers earmarked by the Cardinal are not listed, he will reject the Report outright.  He is behaving like King Kekille.  The Attorney General is determined to bring in the case substantiated by Rule of Law within the Evidence Ordinance. Unlike in any other terrorist attack in Sri Lanka, the Easter attack incident had three  inquiries, viz. Parliamentary Select Committee, Presidential Commission and the investigations of the CID.   A case of this magnitude cannot be brought before the court, simply to seek popularity or satisfy certain groups, which will result in negative results.  We have witnessed several such cases via FCID by the former regime.

As a religious leader it is a shame that the Cardinal  is angry and wish to punish suspected criminals regardless of availability of evidence.   If a copy of this Report is given to the Cardinal, than the President would be creating a precedent for future outcomes.

The government is handling an extremely complicated issue  within the legal framework of the country.   Sri Lanka had so many terrorists attacks, including bomb attacks on religious venues.   The Easter Attack is no exception.

The Cardinal need to be patient without acting with a high-hand.  The government will follow the established local and international norms to book the culprits.

A religious leader should not seek vengeance!

Romans 12:19

19. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

Dhammapada 3-5

‘‘Look how he abused me and beat me,
How he threw me down and robbed me.”
Live with such thoughts and you live in hate…
Abandon such thoughts and live in love.

In this world
Hate never yet dispelled hate.
Only love dispels hate.
This is the law,
Ancient and inexhaustible.

The Quran, verse 16:26

If you take revenge, then do so only in proportion to the wrong done to you. But if you bear it patiently, that is indeed best for those who are patient.

One Response to “EASTER ATTACK PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION REPORT SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN TO CARDINAL MALCOLM RANJITH or MALWATTE MAHANAYAKE”

  1. Ratanapala Says:

    The reason for attacks on the Churches is definitely tied to the Attacks on Mosques in New Zealand and for the Christian and Islamic nations conflicts in the Middle East -Al Qaeda & ISIL conflicts which are themselves Zionist and American constructs.

    It is up to the President to see that the prepetrators of the Easter Sunday Attacks are duely apprehended and punished. The punishments given should be according to the law of the land. It is definitely not up to the Cardinal to take the law into his own hands. If the President hands over the Commission Report to the Cardinal, he will take control over the process and the President will be held hostage by the Cardinal and the Catholic Church there onwards!

    There are should not be double standards in Sri Lanka – one law for one segement of society and special laws for others – be they the Catholci Church or the Muslims.

    On the otherhand, Islamists are going on a war-footing to capture land and power in Sri Lanka. The capture of thousands of swords in the aftermath of the attacks show what they were getting ready for. The Islamic Terrorism should not be swept under the carpet for political convenience!

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