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* Death row inmates of Sri Lanka on roof top protest demanding execution
Tue, Feb 5, 2013, 09:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 05, Kandy: Several death row inmates in Sri Lanka's Bogambara Prison in Kandy have commenced a protest on the roof top of the prison premises today demanding the authorities to carry out their sentences.

The police said that three inmates at the Bogambara Prison carried out the roof top protest over their jail term demanding the authorities to carry out their verdicts.

They have called on authorities to either implement the death penalty or to release them.

Bogambara Prison officials have said that they were trying to resolve the matter with the three inmates who are protesting.

Sri Lanka which is considering to implement the death penalty, recently recruited two executioners, and they are currently undergoing a 14-day special training.

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.



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