“If there had been any failings in handling this case, the government will take steps to rectify them” Minister Rambukwella said.
Spokesman for the Archbishop of the Catholic Church in Colombo, Father Benedict Joseph told BBC Sandeshaya that he welcomed the government’s apology.
“We expected further than an apology and present details in a manner that helps the nuns to be freed from their predicament” he added.
Last week, the Achbishop of the Catholic Church, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith announced the boycott of all government functions during the festive season in protest against the arrest of the nun.
Sister Eliza released on bail is due to appear before court on the 15th of December.