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Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo condemned as “unacceptable and an immoral response” reports that goons have been used to quell protests
Part of the Lenten offerings will go to teachers who have dedicated their time to children especially in the midst of the economic crisis
The priest said the people “lost faith in the political class and its leaders” and the Catholic Church “is on the side of the people"
"A government that cannot provide food, fuel, gas, and electricity that people need cannot remain in power,” said a Christian group
Protests demanding the president's resignation grew over the worsening shortages of food, fuel, and medicines
The South Asian island nation is grappling with its worst economic meltdown in over seven decades
“They knew beforehand from information they had gathered and also from warnings ... but they did nothing."
The incidents took place ahead of the UN Human Rights Council session this month that “might adversely affect Sri Lanka internationally”
The cardinal accused the police of trying to fabricate a story and cover up the incident
They said that the basic law of the land “is being exploited beyond its limit to the detriment of the well-being of the country”