Thursday, 16th September 2021

Archbishop of Colombo asks for security, following fresh threats

Colombo, Oct 08 (BAN/ AD): As Country is normalising post Easter Sunday attacks Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has requested for security of catholic institutions to ensure the safety of devotees.

Cardinal spokesman has given 2 reasons which are according to him easing of security in the institutions is not a wise move. Second is the information received on impending threats.

Spokesman said “We feel that some interested parties might create some incident to get political mileage as an election is around the corner and also to get the elections postponed again for political reasons. Cardinal had asked for a beef-up of security for this reason.”

He said the cardinal sent a letter to President Maithripala Sirisena asking for security for catholic institutions a few days back.

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