Cardinal Ranjith Calls for New Leadership in Sri Lanka
February 05, Colombo (LNW): His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo, has issued a compelling call for a change in leadership in Sri Lanka, drawing a parallel with Singapore’s successful approach after gaining independence.
Cardinal Ranjith emphasized the unity and well-being prioritized by Singapore’s leaders, contrasting it with the divisive strategies based on language and religion employed by Sri Lankan leadership. He applauded Singapore’s robust legal system and commitment to discipline, highlighting perceived shortcomings in law and order in Sri Lanka.
Expressing concern about the government’s alleged self-serving agendas and prioritization of personal gain over national welfare, the Cardinal questioned the legitimacy of celebrating independence amid economic and political turmoil. He suggested that the current leadership celebrates their own freedom, not that of the suffering people.
Cardinal Ranjith urged the nation to liberate itself from what he termed the oppressive ruling class, advocating for the election of leaders who genuinely love and respect the country’s diverse population.
He stated, “I honestly believe that we should drive out these corrupt leaders and bring in new leadership who love the country and respect the religions and culture of our country.