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Archbishop condemns Casino village in Katana

2013 Nov 28

Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, condemning the setting up of a Casino village in Katana, said, "The move to establish a casino village will threaten the spiritual mores of even the rural and traditional values still respected in the villages of our motherland."

 

 

The Cardinal, releasing a press communiqué, stated, he had been made to understand that the Government of Sri Lanka is making plans to establish a casino village in the Katana area in the Gampaha District in order to attract foreign investments.

 

 

"The move to establish a casino village will threaten the spiritual mores of even the rural and traditional values of the villages in our motherland. Hence, I wish to express my protest, and condemnation of this move to sell the spiritual and cultural dignity of Sri Lanka for financial gain.

 

 

"Sri Lankan soil fed by the religious traditions of the world's four religions is not on sale, it must be told. And I call upon all those who cherish that to protect and oppose this move strongly, and call upon the government not to go ahead with these plans. Development – yes; but not at the price of our dignity," the Cardinal stated in the release.

 

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