Statement shows Cardinal has been politicised – Dayasiri
Former President Maithripala Sirisena expressed deep regret over the recent statement made by Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith about him.
Speaking to the Media after an Easter service on 4 April, the Archbishop of Colombo said immediate legal action should be taken against Sirisena, who has been accused in the final report of the Presidential Commission. He questioned whether Sirisena has any dignity to seek re-election leading a party.
Meanwhile, General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) State Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara claimed, such statements show that the Cardinal has been politicised.
He also said, the hand behind the statement should be found and that targeting Sirisena in that statement makes clear that it was the forces led by SLFP, that are actually being targeted.
He said that nowhere in the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter Sunday bombings had the former President been accused and only a recommendation had been made to the Attorney General to look into the possibility of filing charges against Sirisena.
“As the SLFP prepares to embark on a new journey, these kind of challenges may come. We are ready to face them,” he said. Asked if there was any force affiliated to the current Government behind the Archbishop’s statement, Jayasekara said he had no knowledge of it.
Sirisena and Jayasekara were speaking to the Media after an event in Nawala yesterday (5).
(Source: Ceylon Today – By Buddhika Samaraweera)
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Minister Jayasekara appears to be deluded when he says the Cardinal is politicised and that the SLFP are targeted.Let me remind Jayasekara that nearly 300 citizens were murdered and several injured during the Easter Sunday tragedy and the Cardinal has every right to voice his disappointment and anger. The President MS ran away from his responsibilities. Also the Prime Minister RW took away powers from the President when he got the 19th amendment passed. So, both the President and the Prime Minister are culpable, responsible and answerable to the Country and the citizens as the Heads of the government for NOT preventing the tragedy. Both of them were and are UNFIT for Public Office.
So, as the learned Cardinal said in public, is the former leader still wearing clothes?
I do not wish to waste lines describing his character and what he did, but offer him a blue amude to cover himself.
Why a Blue Amude?
Is it because My Dayasiri’s party (SLFP)’s colour is BLUE?