Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith speaking to an awareness program for Sri Lankans living in Europe about the Easter Sunday Massacre via Zoom stated that it is becoming gradually clearer that there had been a large conspiracy behind the Attack than what is demonstrated from the outside.
“Now it is becoming clearer on and on that there had been a large conspiracy behind it than what they want us to see. DIG Nalaka De Silva was arrested days before he was about to arrest Zahran Hashim with a warrant he had obtained. This is the warrant (shows). The Parliament Select Committee states, ‘It is the Select Committee’s observation that further investigations should be carried out to rule out the possibility whether actions were not taken based on intelligence deliberately on the motive of creating fear, an instability and an unrest in the country aiming the Presidential Election due at the end of the year, on the interest of a separate group of people.‘
It is true that this was prepared by a group of Islam Extremists. But this is making clear that the intelligence was concealed and the attack was allowed to happen aiming the Election, on the motive of collecting the votes of the people. Therefore, 60 per cent of the responsibility of this attack should be on those officials and politicians. Those administering the regime are attempting to cover this up. They do not want this to come out via an investigation. These political leaders have blasted the Rule of Law in this country. Therefore, the simple man cannot expect that they are secured and that they can get justice from the system. Because, the whole system has been corrupt.”