Bishops give Sri Lankan govt ultimatum over Easter attacks – UCA News

Catholic bishops have given Sri Lanka’s government a one-month deadline to answer their letter sent on behalf of victims of the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings. They have warned that they will be forced to agitate for action through alternative ways if their ultimatum is not met. The National Catholic Committee for Justice to Easter Sunday Attack Victims called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to provide a credible answer to its letter, which was signed by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Bishop Valence Mendis, Bishop Harold Anthony Perera, Bishop Raymond Wickramasinghe, Auxiliary Bishop J.D. Anthony Jayakody and Bishop Anton Ranjith  Subscribe to your daily free newsletter from UCA News “It is the right of the people to know the conspiracy behind the Easter Sunday attacks and the government’s responsibility is to expose it to the country immediately,” Cardinal Ranjith said at a press conference in Colombo attended by several prelates on July 13. “The investigations into the Easter attack were carried out carelessly. An independent active investigation should be conducted rather than the current one. We urge the government not to brush the issue under the carpet by taking a few people to court.”  The bishops’ letter questions whether the cases to be filed against 42 suspects include the main culprits who masterminded the attack.

Bishops give Sri Lankan govt ultimatum over Easter attacks – UCA News

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