Cardinal refuses to meet Foreign Minister until conditions are met

The Archbishop of Colombo, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has refused to meet Foreign Minister, Professor G.L Peiris, until certain conditions are met.

Reverend Father Cyril Gamini Fernando, the Parish Priest of St. Anne’s church, Kurana (Negombo) said that Peiris had written to the Cardinal requesting for a meeting.

The Cardinal has responded saying he is willing to meet provided certain conditions are met.

Reverend Father Cyril Gamini Fernando said that the Cardinal has asserted he will not meet the Foreign Minister until the conditions are met.

Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has informed the Foreign Minister in writing that the investigations into the Easter Sunday attack must be conducted in a manner that wins the confidence of the public.

The Cardinal has said that in order to win the confidence of the Catholic community and the general public, the Government must implement the recommendations in the final report of the Presidential Commission on the Easter Sunday attacks.

Reverend Father Cyril Gamini Fernando said that recent statements made in the media, including by the Police, with regards to the Easter Sunday attacks, does not build confidence in the investigations into the attacks.

As a result, the Cardinal has said he will meet the Foreign Minister only after confidence is built with regards to the investigations into the Easter Sunday attacks. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. A Foreign Minister in any country, is supposed to attend to matters relating to Foreign affairs. May be G.L. Peiris is so much alienated from reality, that the Cardinal seems like a foreign Government. May God save Sri Lanka.

    • Generally, nobody knows his/her mandates as a minister, even the tourism minister talks about vaccinating children. I do not think they heard about Human Resources Management inside the Parliament. Nobody knows the basic code of conduct and what each portfolio requires to accomplish in general terms.

    • I have an Australian business degree and an Australian postgraduate qualification in Human Resources Management. But the South Asian leaders and media help Australian convicts to isolate me; at the same time, the corrupt leaders go the extra mile to change the Sri Lankan constitution to appoint Basil Rajapaksa as the Finance Minister. Please note, Basil Rajapaksa has no formal qualifications, he can’t even get a job as an accounts assistant, but he became the Finance Minister. If Sri Lanka becomes like Singapore, it will be an insult to knowledge, integrity, and hard work. I expose Australian Aboriginal people’s and refugees’ hardships and I have seen the ugly faces of Australian political elites. Most South Asians come to Australia to fulfill their legacy ‘Breed like rabbits. They would not do what I do or support my cause. They killed Gandhi, created terrorism, assassinated talented leaders during the brutal civil war, and deliberately helped the west to brain drain South Asia. I know for sure, South Asia is done, it has no future.

  2. Dear Fr Cyril Gamini Fdo, on Easter Sunday attack
    Fr this is anational issue pl speak in in English also so we also can support you

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