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Is Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith Worthy Of His Cassock? Unhinging Of A Religious Leader

By Vishwamithra

“It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion.” ~ Bertrand Russell

Cartoon by Shanika Somatilake

It took only one sermon for Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the presumed leader of the Roman Catholic fraternity in Sri Lanka, to let loose his anger. In his uncontrolled anger, instead of laying emphasis on berating the very perpetrators of the said crime, Malcolm Ranjith chose to go after former President Maithripala Sirisena. Having been privy to the contents of the Presidential Commission Report on the horrendous atrocities committed by a yet-unknown group of criminals who unleashed unspeakable mayhem on a variety of selected locations on Easter Sunday, 2019, the Cardinal opted to become the judge, the jury and the executioner of a different player. A totally corrupt field of social dynamics, politics, has now been further desecrated by the Roman Catholic Church of Ceylon. What was once dominated by the Buddhist clergy, to a very indiscriminate degree, Sri Lanka’s politics has been cruelly and unexpectedly invaded by another religious denomination that has been hitherto dominated by the Buddhist order of clergy. It is indeed an unfortunate occurrence.

One can understand, even sympathize, if the Reverend Cardinal constrained himself to the known facts and the real culprits in this regard. He had no business talking so disparagingly of the former President. Scoring some cheap political points is very unbecoming of an officer of the Order, not to forget that he is the leader of that Order. Shame on you Malcolm Ranjit!

In this context, it is noteworthy that this writer has been extremely critical and even mercilessly candid when some Buddhist Monks including the notorious Galagoda Atte Gnanasara were parading the streets with hackneyed political slogans during the previous Rajapaksa regime. Religion, especially organized religion, has been the curse of this country, second only to the unbeatable politicians. Their indulgences have far exceeded their expected moral and ethical standards; the comforts they seek, luxuries they enjoy and patronage they pursue are not the ones that a parent would ask his or her child to follow. The Catholic Church has been spared of this indignity thanks mainly to some exemplary lives led by some of the predecessors of Malcolm Ranjit. But what one has to understand is that all these Monks and Priests, Pusaris and Imams, the clerical order of all religions, are ordinary human beings. Beneath their robes, cassocks, turbans and other paraphernalia live some of the most corrupt and corrupting human beings.                  

The power and attention that is attached to their positions and status so ordained by each religion grant them, so they assume, some irrevocable license to chase their own indulgences. However, unlike other religions, the Catholic Church is one religious order that maintains a rigid and quite an inflexible hierarchical order leading all the way up to the Vatican and its Vicar, the Pope. It is not my aim to make a comparative study of all religious orders, but suffice it to state that this rigidity and inflexibility in the Catholic order has had its advantages as well as some terrible disadvantages. Any softening of discipline on the part of the priests can be traced to the origins of the order and at no cost can the leader of that order be absolved.

If what Galagoda Atte Gnanasara did was wrong, so was what Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith did on Easter Sunday, 2021. While not retracting one word of criticism hurled at Gnanasara, the writer hastens to mention that what the Cardinal opted to do on Sunday, April 11, 2021 is inexcusable. He could have easily delivered his sermon, blaming those who planned, plotted and executed the attacks on his churches. Going after former President Sirisena was uncalled for. He has forgotten that there is another order in the country to punish Sirisena if in fact he was guilty of any crime connected with Easter attacks in 2021. That order is our judiciary. It is the hope and expectation of each and every citizen of Sri Lanka that an appropriate legal and judicial action would follow provided the findings of the Presidential Commission are found to be agreeable and worthy of further scrutiny. It is certainly not up to Malcolm Ranjit, whether he is the Cardinal resident in Sri Lanka or the very Pope pontificating from within the Vatican.

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjit was not all that vocal when his friends, the Rajapaksas, were fully in charge during the 2005 to 20014 period, marauding on the streets like licensed killers. His silence and was deafening. And his expressed opinions backing them were loud. Malcolm Ranjit should not forget that the lives that perished at the hands of the Rajapaksas included Lasantha Wickrematunge, Prageet Ekneligoda, Rathupaswela and Katunayaka victims. This is not to forget the Jaffna journalists and Keith Noir, Upali Tennekoon and rest of those unsung heroes of Sri Lankan civil life. To single out former President Sirisena is absolutely wicked and dishonorable.            

On April 27, 2019 Vishwamithra, under the heading ‘Easter Sunday Massacre, who is sabotaging the nation’s security’, wrote thus: ‘However, all these human follies and mundane errors cannot be held as a shield against legitimate and valid rancor of men and women of the ordinary kind. If those who fear to tread the usual paths and go to work to earn their living decide to stay at home, then those who committed these unspeakable criminal executions shall have prevailed in the end. If our ruler/s places his/their personal interests and preferences over and above those of the nation, then we need to look for other leaders who would not subordinate their people to narrow in-fights with his Cabinet colleagues. Such behavior is not only petty and narrow; it is indeed dangerous and perilous to the national cause of freedom, liberty and prosperity.

‘It’s time we thought outside the box, as the cliché goes. We had better look for leaders who place the country first and everything else second. The luxuries and comforts of ‘Office’ may have deadened the senses of our Executive; complexities and convolution of issues may have posed a challenge to an unsophisticated mind far too frequently and far too soon; that is the burden of leadership, the Executive alone should carry. No way can he escape that reality.

‘Yet who gains from these attacks on Easter Sunday in 2019? Politically, the government in power loses and it loses badly, and it cannot be helped. Containing the damage is the order of the day. Yet as to who gains is anyone’s guess. Those who preach discipline over freedom may think that their day has come. Yes, your day has come, to go that is. Some even have gone to a not-so-unbelievable end of putting two and two together and making it five, saying that the vicarious beneficiary of any uncertainty is the one who protrudes a false sense of stability by proposing neo-fascism. The danger looming large is really that- the sinister hand of fascism lurking in the dark.’

On the 2nd anniversary of these horrendous attacks on humanity, the current leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Sri Lanka, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has come unhinged. In a most unbecoming oration of whatever he preached from atop the altar, this man in a white cassock has disgraced his robe, he has neglected his duties and above all he has failed the very teachings of Jesus Christ who never ever sought even a semblance of vengeance. In fact, his dying words were: ‘Father, forgive them for they know not what they do’.

In the much quoted and more-sought-after the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus preached: ‘Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it (7:13-14)’. Malcolm Ranjit has chosen to enter the wide gate and broad road. Reverend Sir, you are one of the successors to St. Peter upon whom Jesus bestowed the enormous responsibility of shepherding the Christian flock. Then, Reverend Sir, follow your Master and keep away from the broad road and wide gate. It’s only the weak that choose the easy way out. It’s only the vulnerable who would choose his temporary power and lead the flock towards mayhem and anarchy. You’re not only unkind and narrow in thought, you’re plain stupid. And you deliberately chose to indulge in that dreaded distraction of politics. Politics is the very acronym for corruption, nepotism, cynicism and dishonesty, all put together. It’s dangerous and yet irresistibly attractive to the unholy and not-so-sublime.

Cardinal Ranjit, by opting to try his tongue and unsophisticated vocabulary during his Easter Sunday oration, disgraced his office. Thereby he made an opening for his antagonists to reciprocate. Therein lay the stupidity and shortsightedness. St. Peter said: “It is impossible for us not to speak about what we have seen and heard.” Malcolm Ranjith went way outside his clerical boundaries in producing a narrative about former President Sirisena that is palpably insulting and derogatory. His remarks may, for the time being, remain hidden and dormant, but when the time is ripe and elections approach, many a candidate contesting rural Sri Lankan electorates or districts would find them unbelievably useful to divide the community along religious lines. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjit has become a problem, not one chosen to solve them.

*The writer can be contacted at vishwamithra1984@gmail.com

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    Maithreepala Sirisena is a real culprit allright.
    He should be held responsible for the Easter sunday security break down.
    As he held the Defence portfolio.

    The cardinals language is acceptable with respect to the irresponsible behaviour of Sirisena.

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      When Sirisena announced that he is going to contest at the next election, Cardinal Ranjith remarked whether Sirisena said that with his clothes on. When Tamils wanted to take war crimes to international court, Cardinal Ranjith said that it is an insult to Sri Lankan judiciary. Now he says that he is going to international court to get justice for his Catholic victims. Tamils are quite rightly asking Cardinal Ranjith, are you saying that with your clothes on.

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        MR from Medamulana and MR from Colombo are no different by their hypocrisies. Malcom is equally complicit for those human loses. These men love nobody but themselves only. 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

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    Malcolm Ranjith is a Rajapakse bootlicker. By accusing Sirisena, he is carrying out the instructions of the Rajapakses. But most Catholics are not fooled.

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      Sarath P,
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      This was not overlooked in recent years.
      :
      But SRILANKEN christian adherents never noticed it. Yet today, they line up behind Malcom Ranjith.
      :
      If a religious leader of this nature behaved so in Europe, I have no doubt, he would be be stoned to death.
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      Not to wait until 21.04 but these men should protest against not getting the justice …. now on…. how come the kind of men seem to have no hearts ?
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      I think it is the SRILANKEN GENETICS, be them Christians, Buddhists, Hindus or Muslims .. so long they have srilanken GENETICS; they would not work on their OWN rights.
      That is the bitter truth. They behave so indifferent !!!.

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    We all know Cardinal used the Easter attack to create a new voting base “Catholics” and used their block vote to get Rajapakses elected. This gave the Cardinal the crown that he is a “King Maker”. Most of his comments, although outwardly appeared to be a democratic, the truth of the matter is they were “sugar coated Racist comments”.

    Cardinal also attacked fellow evangelical pastors in his speeches. Which Bible taught him to attack a fellow brethren? Even the Lord’s Prayer reads” forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us”. Has the Cardinal forgotten this prayer?

    By creating a new voter base “Catholics” he has further complicated the already prevailing voting bases Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, Burghers etc.. The earlier existing voting bases divided according to the races Sinhalese and Tamils, got muddled up with the creation of a Muslim voting base, which is a religious base. Was Cardinal being used by the Rajapakses to divide the Sinhalese into Buddhist and Catholics by which he can get 100% votes of the Buddhists? If this is the ulterior motive then the Catholics who usually vote UNP will vote for Rajapakses, which party happened after the Easter attack. How cunning is this Cardinal.

    I totally agree that the time is ripe for all Democracy and Peace loving Catholics to rise up and demand the resignation or removal of the Cardinal.

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      It will be only the so called Chingkalla Catholics. Strangely 90% of whose ancestors including the Cardinal who hails from the North West coast, called and identified themselves as Thamizh a generation or two ago, will follow in my opinion this racist and very unchristian Cardinal. The Thamizh Catholics who make up around 40-50% of the island’s population do not support him and also do not want him as their leader. They are very wary of him. Where was this Cardinal when the Rajapakse government killed over 145000 innocent Thamizh civilians in May 2009? Many of them were Catholic by faith. He did not utter a word of concern . Most probably because they were Thamizh. We all know what he said to the Vatican and other international organisations with regards to this and his relationship with the late Thamizh Catholic Bishop Ryappu with regards to what happened in May 2009 and Thamizh rights.

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    It is obvious that His Eminence has lost his cool thereby loosing the eminence of his position. But this is basically a failed state where noise and grumble take precedence over decent representation. One must give credit to HE for restraining his flock immediately aftermath the tragic violence and that was the display of being eminent. It is clear to me that the whole lot of that Government must take the responsibility for the massacre and none of them should ever be allowed to be politics. That way I appreciate the conduct of Sajith Ranasinghe Premadasa seeking an apology for being a member of the Government that failed to prevent the massacre. In fact that was the first thing Pallewatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena and Ranil Sriyan Wickramasinghe should have done. Had the then President and the then Premier at the outset told “I did not know about it. But as President/Premier of the country I am not entitled to say it. I apologize for the lapse of the state machinery to prevent this.”, would have doused much of the wrath against them. All of that Cabinet should be out of politics for at least seven years.

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      I agree with you that Cardinal Ranjith has shown some frustration and used a bit of ill-advised language here. But there are many reasons why the somewhat harsh content/tone of this particular statement should be excused.

      People should not forget his exemplary leadership of the Sri-Lankan and the World Catholic faithful in the days following the attack. As a Buddhist I also appreciated his dialogue with the Monks and others that supported him. In a place where inflamed speech is very common, this conduct was exemplary. While he COULD have Internationalised the matter he kept faith in the local processes. That sort of trust must be highly recognised, in a situation where 267 died and around 500 were injured.

      A local commission has made some findings. While the findings may not address the root causes; it is clear that some people have been held responsible. It is time for the State legal processes to demonstrate that they are really independent and start taking the necessary legal action, in this regard.

      The Catholics and all-Sri Lankans deserve that outcome, at least. This was probably the Cardinals way of reminding us of this.

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        Devin,
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        I appreciate the careful wording of your well thought out observations. Yet, I fear that you are praising an evil man, more politician than cleric.
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        Please study the comment below by eeakdavi. Today, My3 has few friends; he squeaked home in Polonnaruwa after aligning himself with Gota and MaRa who would have buried him six feet under had he lost in January 2015. At that time, we were so enthusiastic about My3, and we made use of him to defeat the horrible Rajapaksas. Even today, I would grant that My3 speaks Sinhala beautifully, but he has those frailties adumbrated by eeakdavi.
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        What else could Malcolm Ranjith have done after the Easter bombings but counsel restraint? It was expected of him. Now he attacks friendless My3.
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        I don’t like some of the cheap strategies of Tele-Evangelical-American-Missionaries, who were the backbone of Donald Trump’s strength. They have been under attack for “unethical conversion” – sometimes rightly so. However, some of the attacks on them by fundamentalist Buddhist monks were hardly in keeping with the Buddha Dharma. Whilst that was going on, this Cardinal announced to the world that no “Christians” were harassed in Sri Lanka.
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        tbc

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          One has to be careful about using bold! I’ve re-checked; this time it wasn’t me!. If I succeed in neutralising its excessive use, you’ll wonder what I’m talking about. Normal fonts are easiest to read.

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        Continuing:
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        Even now, he makes statements condemning “conversion”. How far do his Catholic-Christian antecedents go? Unlikely to be before the arrival of the Portuguese. Most of us have heard stories about how cruel some of the conversion strategies then used were. It can get tedious and boring, meticulously studying such history.
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        I can guarantee that you will not find this guy boring!

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        Jews
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        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ80_4p6uFQ
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        and Malays
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        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vgv844p3eE&list=PLwBEINflt3JHMMpt_GPzf-wKWme9Ln4Jf&index=4
        .
        He is an immensely gifted speaker of English (warning: some complain that he speaks too fast. If you find that to be the case, click on the Youtube settings icon – it looks like a sprocket – located in bottom right corner of the Youtube screen.). He’s become a hit with everybody who’s listened to him because he is also fair and balanced. He’s knowledgeable, serious but not sanctimonious. You’ll learn a lot about how Buddhism flourished in Indonesia and Malaya. This is how History should be taught.
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        What is my own background? Anglican Christian, but I do recognise Theravada Buddhism as a precious World Heritage, which must be protected from the likes of Gnanasara. Now I’m an agnostic.
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        Panini Edirisinhe (NIC 483111444V)

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    This man Malcolm Ranjith has strayed so far from the path that he is now forever lost. He is a joke among most Catholics – laity and clergy. He should give up his robes and fulfill all ambitions by taking fulltime to politics. On any political stage he will be able to fare well with other foul-mouthed individuals.

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    Ranjith is a low grade politician not a cardinal.

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    Cardinal is already naked ( of morality)
    and asking another naked , why aren’t you naked ???. Only in blessed land

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    This cardinal guy is a racist, opportunistic bum sucker not worthy of his robe. He is now trying to fix MY3. He got various back door favours from Mahinda in the past. He is a bloody disgrace to catholic church.

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    Buddhist01,
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    Thanks for your hard-hitting comment.
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    Yes, this porcine Cardinal resigned. He has already done enough and more damage all right.
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    We have common sense and our own views on ethics and morality. This Cardinal’s views don’t measure upto even our own secular standards. It is time he resigned. He is a burden to our society.

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    I am unaware of the Cardinal’s speech but from what I gather from Vishvermitra’s write up, his conduct was unbecoming of a religious leader. Since SWRD’s exploitation of Buddhism & promoting the sanga into politics, I have lost faith in the higher offices of Buddhist clergy, & with religion & race being a major political strategy, Cardinal Ranjith, as the representative of the country’s catholic community, has also joined the bandwagon as a possible kingmaker. Still, I agree with him if he holds Sirisena responsible. As the President, with the security forces coming under his purview, the buck stops with him.

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      R-UK
      In case you are nit aware:
      SWRDB did not exploit Buddhism the way it has been since Buddhism got politicized under JRJ.
      He mobilized the support support of the Buddhist clergy in a context of resentment against Christian missionaries absusing their privilege for religious conversion. (The Catholic Church until well into the 1960s openly canvassed for the UNP and against any seemingly left candidate.)
      *
      Pandering to Buddhist clergy started with Dudley S. He reserved them seats in public transport, ignoring the old, the feeble, infants and pregnant mothers.
      He introduced the ‘Poya Week’ farce that lasted 6 years. Mrs B had to persuade the A & M Mahanayakes to agree to reverting to the S to S week. The price: the monthly Poya Day holiday on top of Sundays.
      *
      Dudley S also stirred up racism in his 1960 July campaign.

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        “Dudley S also stirred up racism in his 1960 July campaign.”
        Both major parties have been racist at different times, and the mainstream Left is guilty too of pandering to them. About the reserved seats, it is impossible to withdraw such concessions. Ou leaders should have had the discretion to leave their saintliness at home.

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          OC
          Thanks.
          Dudley’s action in July 1960 was height of mischief.
          A UNP campaign pamphlet carried a cake in the shape of the country’s outline map and Sirimavo was shown cutting a large slice off to offer SJVC.
          This was after the FP refused to join a potentially unstable UNP-led government after March 1960.
          *
          Dudley still has his ‘gentleman’ image. Personally he is, I agree.
          In politics he was as bad as his more underhand colleague.
          The CP and LSSP steered clear of communal politics until 1965. Accepting Sinhala Only was no crime after the FP itself agreed to negotiate based on the Language Act when dealing with SWRDB in 1958. The Left fully backed the B-C pact and the Tamil Language (Special Provisions) Act.
          The LSSP was bitter about the FP’s role in toppling the government in 1964. The CP was angered by the FP joining the UNP-led 7-party coalition in 1965.
          *
          Even after, not until the total degeneration of the two parties, the Old Left turned communal. (I had an interesting confrontation with Tissa Vitharana during a book launch in London 20 years ago where he came out with rather unexpected anti-Tamil venom because he took me for a Tamil nationalist.)

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      Raj-UK

      According to SJ, SWRD Pandaranayakam and his charming weeping widow were innocent liberal politicians.

      SLFP was founded in 1951, the basis of the party was ‘Pancha Maha Balavegaya’, which brought Saffron clad clergies (numbering a few thousands on par with millions of rest of the people) to prominence allowed (Kelaniya a Viharaya) saffron thugs to fund his election campaign.

      If that was not blatant abuse of democratic and moral principles then what is?

      From the begining SLFP, SWRD Pandaranayakam, his weeping widow, ….. colluded with Saffron brigade. SJ would like us to believe they were innocent.

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    I agree with you that Cardinal Ranjith has shown some frustration and used a bit of ill-advised language here. But there are many reasons why the somewhat harsh content/tone of this particular statement should be excused.

    People should not forget his exemplary leadership of the Sri-Lankan and the World Catholic faithful in the days following the attack. As a Buddhist I also appreciated his dialogue with the Monks and others that supported him. In a place where inflamed speech is very common, this conduct was exemplary. While he COULD have Internationalised the matter he kept faith in the local processes. That sort of trust must be highly recognised, in a situation where 267 died and around 500 were injured.

    A local commission has made some findings. While the findings may not address the root causes; it is clear that some people have been held responsible. It is time for the State legal processes to demonstrate that they are really independent and start taking the necessary legal action, in this regard.

    The Catholics and all-Sri Lankans deserve that outcome, at least. This was probably the Cardinals way of reminding us of this.

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    I read the article and the comments that followed. Here, I too speak my considered opinion and for sure that would not match with the opinions of all the comments, including those of “Sinhala_Man”, “Buddhist1”. In one of the paragraphs, it is said: “He had no business talking disparagingly of the former President……..Shame on you Malcolm Ranjith”. I presume that “disparaging” would be in reference to Rev. Malcolm’s statement: “Are you contesting the election wearing clothes”. This is the most common terminology used by everyone in Sri Lanka to express the disgust and behavior of an unacceptable man who tries to pose as a “Virtuous” and most notably to seek “Public Representation” in the Legislature. What is wrong with it? Is it because he was one time a President, as stated by the writer? Why we cannot “HOLD” that President, who held the portfolio of “Security” of the country “RESPONSIBLE” and “ACCOUNTABLE” in neglecting the official duty of “FAILURE” to avoid the carnage of this “Massacre”, while, “HE” and his “STAFF” had a prior intimation of the event with dates, times and places? Was his “Establishment” satisfied with passing that “Information” around a “Circle”of staff and keep “Silent” without an “Immediate” follow-up and check on action to be taken?

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    continued….. What “Urgent” need other than attending to this “High Alert” of an imminent attack on churches and hotels, made the “President” leave the country? Why the Cardinal was not kept informed of the receipt of the imminent attack, in spite of that information being received much earlier? Now, even after a Presidential Commission’s recommendations, why the “President” is not charged for the “Negligence”, thereby not taking timely action to”Prevent” the “Mascara”? With these and many more questions burdening and lingering in Cardinal’s mind and thinking of his responsibilities, I am pleased that he kept his “Cool” and exposed his frustration, by spelling out only a “common term” of “Are you wearing your clothes in seeking election”? (Redi Andagenada Chande Illane) Also please do not forget how he managed to keep his “flock” cool and prevented any reprisals. Remember, how our “Sinhala Heroes” (one identified with a “Jathika Urumaya) led mayhem in Katuwapitiya and “Murdered” an innocent Muslim carpenter while his four children and wife were helplessly looking up? Did any of this Cardinal’s “flock” resort to such barbarian actions? It is very disheartening to note how our “Writers” and other people have lost track of circumstances and events and try to tarnish the image of a “Clergy” who is trying his best to bring “Justice” to the “Dead” and the “Survivors”.

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    Malcolm Ranjith, when he spoke confused (i) actual responsibility for the bomb attack, with (ii) near criminal insensitivity to prior intelligence and blundering incompetence in follow up action.

    Sirisena in my view was an incompetent, lousy, blabbering, selfish and probably corrupt (allowing children and brother to be get away with mischief) president. But that’s not the same as involvement in organising or executing the bombing. We should always be careful in exactly what we say.

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      Agree.
      But he was head of state, had some idea of what was to come, and willingly did nothing.
      It is a serious offence for a head of state.
      There has been much covering up that has gone on since, and the Cardinal should have drawn attention to that while accusing Sirisena.

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      Sri Lanka lacks credibility in finding the truth not only with Easter Bombing but also with many other bombings because politics overtook the rule of law and justice in their hands. It is a well known fact Malcom Ranjith is more suitable to be politician rather than a religious leader.
      Without a proper unbiased investigation and judiciary you cannot blame any individual including President Srisena. We have to remember the October 2018 plot to make Mahinda Rajapaksa as PM was made only after close meeting with Srisena and Rajapaksa. Why cannot the Easter Bomb is another plot?

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        In some cases truth was found, but no action was taken. In some other cases truth was fond- the culprits sentenced, but released by the president.
        Do you need a Court of Law/Justice in Srilanka when every thing is under the President?

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    His Eminence conducted himself with utmost dignity and composure in the immediate aftermath of the shameful massacres carried out on 21st April 2019 , thereby preventing the bloodbath ,chaos, and mayhem the perpetrators anticipated . For this, all Sri Lankans owe him their appreciation and gratitude . He too, is human, and is under tremendous pressure from all sides.

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    The photo to this essay says it all;

    Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith is washing dirty linen in public!
    What he wears round his waist is what his Masters wear round their necks.

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    To be blunt, Saeath Alwis says it is easier now for Getmans to understand Hitler on hind sight. Though I felt shocked initially soon realized it was not a surprise at all. Lanka is a country where own govenments can create as well deny attacks of such magnitude. Cunning MS as President equally or more cunning criminal Rajapaksas in opposition and Pimp as PM is it of any surprise.

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      Today this rogue politician says Easter was NOT religious but political terrorism where power thirsty politicians staged it. The rogue who told the world there is no rights violations under Rajapaksas SB Lanka now says no one should be harmed because of ethnic or religious discrimination.

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    Today this rogue politician says Easter was NOT religious but political terrorism where power thirsty politicians staged it. The rogue who told the world there is no rights violations under Rajapaksas SB Lanka now says no one should be harmed because of ethnic or religious discrimination.

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    Rogue politician flip flops again. Soon after making his statement another rogue politician Ganasara accused ( or is it a threat) Ranjith a double agent and Ranjith now says he was misunderstood he ment international political terrorism and not internal ??? He is no cardinal but another rogue Lankan politician

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