Former President Maithripala Sirisena and those who were in the security establishments only tried to ensure their own safety when they received prior warnings on impending Easter Sunday attacks , Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said.
Cardinal Ranjith who visited the residence of a native of Katuwapitiya who has lost his entire family members during the Easter Sunday carnage said the the former President and the security establishment during that time had failed their duty.
“Former President and others in the security establishment only exchanged letters among them and only ensured their safety. The Presidential Commission had recommended that all these persons should be punished. However the present regime had not done it as yet. We have been informed that a sum of Rs. 600 million has been spent for the Presidential Commission. These funds have gone down the drain as the recommendations made by the commission has not been implemented,” Cardinal said.
“We feel that those in the present government had prior knowledge about the attacks. Also it is not fair for some of us to appear before the CID or legal action being filed against us when we express our suspicions. It is also unfair to stick political labels on me. We will fight to unveil the truth behind the Easter Sunday mayhem even if we are killed in the process,” he added.