Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith. Photo: AFP Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith. Photo: AFP
Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith. Photo: AFP
Rajpal Abeynayake
Opinion

Opinion

Rajpal Abeynayake

‘Voice of the nation’: as Sri Lanka loses faith in the government, it looks to a cardinal for leadership

  • Forbes magazine said Cardinal Ranjith was among the leading contenders for the papacy after Pope Benedict retired
  • However in Sri Lanka nowadays, most people seem to say in one voice: ‘cardinal for president’

Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith. Photo: AFP Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith. Photo: AFP
Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith. Photo: AFP
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Rajpal Abeynayake

Rajpal Abeynayake

Rajpal Abeynayake is a Colombo-based editor, attorney, and writer. He writes reports and commentaries about Sri Lanka's current affairs and his work has also appeared in the Nikkei Asian Review, The Straits Times, and The Australian.