- 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’
It’s tense in Sri Lanka nowadays. Scarcely a day passes that the army does not discover a cache of arms, ammunition or other combat related material, such as radio-frequency jammers, in a mosque or nearby one.
Even in a country almost inured to violence due to the nearly 30-year conflict between armed forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), such discoveries have left people stunned with fear because of what they suggest: “terror” and “Islamic State”.
From my article in the South China Morning Post. Please read the full article here