Ven. Omalpe Sobitha

By Rathindra Kuruwita

Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thera, Chief Sanghanayake (Dakshina Lankawa) of the Ramanna Nikaya, said yesterday, taking part in an event to commemorate those who were affected by the terror attack, that those in power should ensure that justice was served for the victims of the Easter Sunday bombings.

He commended the Catholic Church for its continuous struggle to seek justice to those who were affected by the Easter Sunday terror attacks.

“Selfish politicians directed the blind rage of religious extremists to achieve political ends. However, there is no one to take responsibility for the tragedy. According to Buddhism, it is the supreme duty of the ruler to ensure the safety of the citizenry. The tragedy occurred because the rulers of Sri Lanka were not able to do so,” he said.

The Thera said Sri Lanka was the country with the highest number of corrupt politicians and religious leaders blessed those elements.Sobitha Thera urged all religious leaders to come forward and support the peaceful struggle of the Christians.