President Rajapaksa congratulates His Lordship Dr. Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo, on his elevation as a Cardinal.
His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith is the second Sri Lankan to named to the College of Cardinals after 45 years. This, the President said is an honour bestowed on him.
In the meantime, Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne said the appointment of Dr. Malcolm Ranjith as a as Cardinal is a pride to the entire motherland. He pointed out that this is a joyous moment not only to the Catholic fraternity but also to all other faiths.