On Sunday, the 5th of May, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith made a special statement at the wake of a tense situation at Poruthota area, Negombo.

The situation arose between two groups following a verbal clash between two individuals. His Eminence reminded all the people, Catholics, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists, to maintain peace that they have been maintaining so far and to be prudent under these circumstances. He further Instructed the people not to be misguided by hateful statements and concepts.