By Colombo Telegraph –
Rev. Duleep De Chickera‘s (Former Bishop of Colombo) presantation at the panel discussion on “Religion, Reconciliation and Future” organised by Sri Lanka Young Journalists Movement on Monday, 8th April, 2013.
Rev. Chickera stressed the need for religious communities and moderates from all communities to speak out when another community comes to harm. “Buddhists must speak out on behalf of the Muslims. Christians must speak out on behalf of the Hindus,” he said. All moderates must transcend ethnic and religious boundaries to speak in one voice against attempts to harm the people of a community. It is the only way to make an impact, he explained.