Apr 19, 2021

Easter Sunday attack carried out to strengthen political power says Cardinal Featured

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo said the Easter Sunday attack was carried out by those who wanted to tighten their grip on political power, and not by religiousextremists.

He said it seemed that this attack was not connected to religiousextremism, but that it was a result of a group who wanted to use religious extremism in order to strengthen theirpolitical power.

The Cardinal made these comments on Sunday at a ceremony to declare open two monuments in memory of those who were killed in the attack.The two monuments were erected at Borella and Madampitiya cemeteries.

The relatives of the victims too joined the event, lighting candles in memory of their loved ones. A special sermon was held at the Borella cemetery.