The Anglican Bishop of Colombo today accused politicians of ruining Sri Lanka.
Speaking at a media briefing, Rt Revd Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey called on religious leaders, civil society and all citizens who truly love Sri Lanka to unite and formulate policies and mobilise the people to rebuild Sri Lanka.
“For too long have we watched from the sidelines while our politicians have wrecked and ruined this beautiful and blessed country,” he said.
He called on Sri Lanka to unite to build a peaceful new Nation from the succession of tragedies faced by the country.
The Bishop also appealed to Sri Lankans not to demonise all Muslims for the sins of a few warped minds.
He said the Muslim community must be treated with respect and understanding.
The Bishop also appealed to the media to be aware of the enormous power they have saying they can either make this country or kill it with their pen.
“Please be retrained and prudent in your reporting,” he said.
The Bishop also raised concerns over the threats faced by refugees and asylum seekers in Negombo following the Easter Sunday attacks.
He appealed to the authorities to consider alternative shelter options for the refugees after attempts by the church to provide refuge had to be aborted following protests. (Colombo Gazette)