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SJB aplogizes to Cardinal over Harin’s remarks

ECONOMYNEXT- The Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) is extending an apology to Malcolm Cardinal Ranjit over remarks made on Sunday at a public rally in Polonnaruwa by one of its candidates, Harin Fernando.

Former MP Tissa Attanayake said that the SJB apologizes for the statement “if it has caused him any distress.”

Attanayake told reporters the speech made by Fernando yesterday was a long speech in which he spoke about the Easter Sunday attacks and how it impacted on the election campaign of Sajith Premadasa in the Presidential race.

The party, he said does not agree with what Fernando said about the Cardinal.

But nevertheless, everyone as a whole accepts the fact that the Easter Sunday attack had an effect on the defeat of Sajith Premadasa at the Presidential election.

“We don’t say that because of Catholic, Hindu or Buddhist votes we lost but it was an issue,” he said. (Colombo, June 22, 2020)