At the end of the war in 2009, he was a leading voice urging the government to quickly resettle civilians held in military-run camps. He also appeared before the country’s Reconciliation Commission with suggestions to promote harmony between the Sinhalese and minority Tamil communities.
“He is a very balanced pastor, a shepherd,” said the Rev. Benedict Joseph, spokesman for the Colombo archdiocese. “He always tried to closer and closer to the people.”
Malcolm Ranjith, the Cardinal who lived through the 2004 Tsunami- From Rome Report: