Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka recruits two executioners to implement capital punishment
Sat, Feb 2, 2013, 10:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka which is considering to implement the death penalty, has recruited two executioners, Ministry of Prison Reforms and Rehabilitation said.

The two executioners, elected from 145 short-listed candidates, are presently undergoing a 14-day special training.

After the training, they will be deployed in Welikada and Bogambara prisons where the death row prisoners are being held.

The persons selected for the job are residents of Negombo and Gampaha.

In Sri Lanka where capital punishment is delivered, over 225 prisoners remain in the death row until the President orders their execution. However, the last execution took place in the island in 1976.

** Related Story :: Sri Lanka Prisons Department to recruit two executioners to implement the death sentences



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka to create a joint mechanism to reduce child molestation and violence against women
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's computer literacy rate is gradually increasing in all sectors- Census department report
-- [7 hours ago]
FAO launches awareness program for Sri Lankan fishermen on preventing illegal fishing
-- [9 hours ago]
All Party Conference will be convened to approve the delimitation report - Minister
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka parliamentarian Jayantha Samaraweera arrested and remanded until 5th October
Sri Lanka's India funded free emergency ambulance service launched in Colombo district
Sri Lankan President stresses citizens' right to information in preventing fraud and corruption
Court extends remand of Chanuka Ratwatte and four others
Former Sri Lankan President's son Yoshitha Rajapaksa granted permission to travel abroad
Fitch places Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka on rating watch negative

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.