Anglican Bishop says politicians have ruined Sri Lanka

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)

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. YOU ARE VERY CORRECT MY LORD, SRI LANKAN PEOPLE HAVE STILL NOT REALIZED THAT ALL POLITICIANS OF ALL PARTIES FROM THE DAY OF INDEPENDENCE HAVE TAKEN US FOR A LONG RIDE. SO CALLED LEADERS ARE STILL IN THE SAME GAME. THE COMMON MAN HAS NOT REALIZED IT YET. THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT WHICH POLITICAL LEADER IS GOING TO SAVE US OR WHICH ONE IS BETTER THAN WHO. THIS TIME WE SAW THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS TAKING THE LEADERSHIP FORGETTING THEIR DIFFERENCES. GETTING UNITED FOR THE SAKE OF THE PEOPLE THAN SAVING ONLY THEIR FOLLOWERS & THEIR CHURCH/TEMPLE. IT IS A RARE SEEN. WE ARE HAPPY. NOW COMMUNICATE TO THE PEOPLE THAT YOU CAN TAKE OVER AND TAKE US TO A FAR BETTER PLACE WHAT THE POLITICIANS FAILED OVER AND OVER. DO NOT ENTER POLITICS BUT TRANSFORM THE NATION. IM SURE PEOPLE WILL BACK YOU UP
    MAY GOD BLESS YOU GUIDE YOU BE WITH YOU! AMEN

  2. Anglican bishop right the politicians have screwed up in style and destroyed our beautiful and blessed country the print and electronic media with social media is also aiding and abbe ding to destroy our country with their political agendas by misleading the citizens of our country people in Sri Lanka hear wrong information all the time they been misguided and given wrong information but they say they are giving the correct information and the truth politicians on the other hand sitting in majority of them not suitable to be in the parliament they lack knowledge and they have no vision for our country we should elect a new president to rule for next 5 years UPFA and UNF both must nominate a capable person to govern the country we don’t want military rulers from either side

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