Had there been a Rajapaksa government then, no Black Sunday today: Dilum Amunugama

Had there been a Rajapaksa government then, no Black Sunday today: Dilum Amunugama

7 March 2021 07:40 am

The Bishop Convention of Colombo has declared today (07) as Black Sunday in the event that law is yet to be enforced against those responsible for the Easter Sunday Massacre. The move has been made in objection to what it is interpreted to be a hesitation from the government to enforce law against those who are responsible for the genocide.

Accordingly, all devoted Catholics are expected to appear in Churches wearing black.

The Bishop Convention's move has been backed by a number of political parties, religious groups and civil movements.

The Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith emphasised that the Black Sunday movement will reach beyond the point of the Catholic Church in any event that law is not enforced against the brains behind the massacre discovered through a transparent investigation.

Meanwhile, State Minister Dilum Amunugama stated that the declaration of a Black Sunday would have never occurred in the first place, had there been a Mahinda Rajapaksa Government then. Certain political parties have the tendency to depict the idea that Black Sunday is declared due to the present regime, he said.

The State Minister went on saying that those who were unable to avert the Easter Sunday attack then are now backing the Black Sunday movement against the government.

MIAP