Posts Tagged ‘Sri Lanka politics’

Sri Lankan religious leaders criticise new PM’s appointment as protests continue

Monday, May 16th, 2022
Sri Lankan religious leaders

Sri Lankan religious leaders, including Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, have criticised the president’s appointment of a new prime minister as unconstitutional and unethical. “The decision to appoint [Ranil] Wickremesinghe as the prime minister is in complete opposition to the will and aspirations of the people,” said Cardinal Ranjith after the announcement was made through the media Read more

Church warns foreign powers may intervene in Sri Lanka

Friday, December 13th, 2013

The Catholic Church on Wednesday warned Sri Lanka’s government of foreign intervention unless it worked towards reconciliation and addressed allegations of war crimes during the war against Tamil separatists. Malcolm Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo, said he was urging President Mahinda Rajapakse and the main ethnic Tamil party to hammer out a political settlement or Read more