Sri Lankans in Italy stage demonstration during MR’s visit

Sri Lankans in Italy staged a demonstration during the visit by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka said that the Sri Lankans in Italy staged the demonstration demanding answers over the Easter Sunday attacks.

Sri Lankan Catholic priests in Italy also attended the demonstration, the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka said.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is in Italy to attend an international event.

Concerns had been raised by the Catholic Church over his visit saying he was attempting to use it to mislead the Vatican in Italy over the Easter Sunday attacks.

However, the Foreign Ministry had insisted that the Prime Minister had no plans to meet His Holiness, the Pope, during the visit to Italy.

The Foreign Ministry said that the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister were in Bologna, Italy, to participate in an international event graced by the Prime Minister of Italy and other dignitaries from Italy and other European countries.

The Foreign Ministry said the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister will be leaving Italy, at the conclusion of the events in Bologna. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Ranil must take the responsibility too.

    I saw Ranil’s dirty behaviour inside the Parliament after winning the election in 2015. He was lifting his jacket and showing off his colours when he saw Mahinda Rajapaksa. Clearly, Ranil’s priority was showing off and taking revenge than developing the country. A simple example, I supported the good governance government, but I was traumatised in Sri Lanka between 2015 and2017 by the government to please the West. I can imagine what the Rajapaksas were going through under the good governance government. Perhaps, some people may have allowed the Easter Sunday attack, in order to escape from the traumatising.

    I will not support anyone anymore. I have supported Ranil and my3 in 2015. I also supported Gotapaya Rajapaksa in 2019. But both times I have ended up with disappointments. The people must realise that changing faces will not help the average people, but only helping the corrupt politicians to become wealthy with all the benefits and perks. South Asia needs a revolution. The people must decide what country they need and how they are going to achieve it. The people should be the driving force, not corrupt politicians and media. The people will be trapped forever if they do not come up with a solution.


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