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* 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



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