Bishops of Sri Lanka prod government to lift martial law
August 11, 2010
Catholic leaders in Sri Lanka are pushing for greater efforts to achieve reconciliation between the northern and southern regions of the country after a long civil war, and prodding the government to end martial law and restore civilian rights.
Reconciliation requires moving forward with caution, said Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, the nation’s capital. “Anything said in the south by the Church must not make things worse for the suffering people.” But he promised that the Church would remain active in pushing for the restoration of normalcy.