No government has acted on conducting a proper investigation in connection with any murder or abduction in the recent history of Sri Lanka, and the Easter Sunday Massacre has met with the same fate, said the Archbishop of Colombo, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, addressing a religious ceremony held in Katuwapitiya Church yesterday (13).
“Sri Lanka practices a very bad tradition, which is, people tend to forget something in two weeks after it happened. The murders, abductions, bus bombings, disappearances, white van abductions that have happened in this country since time immemorial are forgotten in a matter of two weeks. None of them has been properly investigated by any government. Nor is any investigation allowed.” the Cardinal said.
He added: “Whenever a request was made to conduct an investigation, our leaders always worked to hide it under the carpet. The same thing happened to the Easter Attack. That is why the law and legal bodies of this country should be independent. The Police should be independent. The Police should not succumb to political pressure. I say that if justice is to be served to our people, our current system has to be changed. Otherwise, if there is an attack tomorrow, it will be meeting the same fate.”