2019 Easter Sunday attacks: Lankan Diaspora protests delayed justice
By Dilanthi Jayamanne
More protests were organised, by Sri Lankans living overseas, demanding justice for the 2019 Easter Sunday attack victims. One of such protests had taken place in Canada. A spokesman for the group said yesterday (25) the Government had been unable to give justice for the victims even 30 months after the Easter Sunday’s attack on 21 April 2019. The Protest was held demanding the incumbent Government to take action against the real masterminds behind the attack.
Sri Lankans living in Canada staged the protest at the Markham and Ellesmere Intersection, regardless of race, religion or party, the spokesman said. It is reported that Sri Lankans living abroad are planning to organise similar protests in major cities around the world in the coming weeks if justice for the victims is further delayed by the Government’s inaction.
Meanwhile, Spokesman for the Archdiocese of Colombo, Rev. Fr. Cyril Gamini, addressing a meeting of the Sri Lankan’s living in Canada, noted the Government should inform the public as to why it was unable to implement the recommendations of the Easter Sunday Presidential Commission of Inquiry.
It should reveal what was hindering the execution of justice for the victims of the attack, he said. Also the Attorney General and his Department is duty-bound to tell the people as to why the Commission’s recommendations cannot be implemented. Public pay taxes for the upkeep of the Attorney General’s Department. Therefore, the AG is duty-bound, not to the President or the Government, to the people, he added.