Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith says the political struggle waged by pitting races and religions against each other is the main reason for the mayhem in the country at present.
Speaking during an event in Colombo yesterday, the Cardinal said the sounds echoing from Galle Face are the sound of the new freedom struggle.
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said it is crystal clear that an individual who is incapable of governance being vested with immense authority has taken the prevailing crisis towards the tipping point.
His Eminence said political agendas prevalent for over 60 years have created an unlawful undisciplined state with political assassinations, forced disappearances, and civil conflicts.
The Cardinal said a system change and a new beginning are needed at present more than ever before.