Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today accused Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of fanning the flames of hatred.
Samaraweera tweeted saying Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith was fanning the flames of hatred and communism by visiting fasting monk the Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero.
The tweet had been posted just before the monk suspended his hunger strike.
He tweeted after the Cardinal visited the monk during his hunger strike in Kandy.
The monk later called off his strike after his demands had been met.