Colombo Telegraph

A Cry From The Heart

By Revd. Lakshman Wickremesinghe

30 years ago today the late Bishop of Kurunegala, the Revd. Lakshman Wickremesinghe, one of Sri Lanka’s finest sons, delivered what turned out to be his final Pastoral Address to his diocese. Because of the continuing relevance of issues raised in that insightful Address we reproduce it today.

Late Bishop of Kurunegala, Revd. Lakshman Wickremesinghe

There are theories and there are facts. Theo- ries vary… The facts however cannot be de- nied. Thousands of Tamils, old and young, and even little children, were assaulted, robbed, killed, bereaved, and made refugees. They saw their homes, possessions, vehicles, shops and factories plundered, burnt or destroyed. These people were humiliated, made to live in fear and rendered helpless…

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