Cardinal Ranjith refuses to meet Presidential Candidates


Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, says that he will not meet any Presidential Candidates if the reports Easter Sunday terror attacks are not handed over.

Speaking at a press conference at the Bishop’s House in Colombo today (31), Cardinal Ranjith said that there is no need for any candidates contesting the presidential election to come meet him and that he will not meet any of them if the reports are not handed over.

More than 250 people were killed and 500 others sustained injuries when multiple coordinated explosions, carried out by local jihadist group National Thowheeth Jamaath (NTJ) linked to the Islamic State (IS), rocked three luxury hotels and three churches on April 21, this year.

The head of Sri Lankan Roman Catholic Church has previously called for the government to step down due to its alleged failure to prevent Easter Sunday bombings.