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::

* 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.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Australian assistance to establish clinical waste management systems in Sri Lankan state hospitals
-- [57 minutes ago]
Indian fishers appeal central government to get fishermen released from Sri Lanka custody
-- [2 hours ago]
Another victim of shooting at Sri Lanka election rally dies
-- [3 hours ago]
American Center in Colombo hosts seminar on labor rights in garment industry
-- [4 hours ago]
Veteran Sri Lankan cricketers appointed as brand ambassadors for National Kidney Fund
Sri Lanka plans to achieve an economic growth beyond 8 percent next three years
Sri Lankan government to establish a standard for imported fertilizers
Catholic Bishops urges Sri Lankans to choose worthy candidates
Van rams into UPFA Minister's supporters killing one
UN to provide an assistance package to Sri Lanka on the request of Northern Province CM

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.