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::

* MP Namal Rajapaksa mediates to resolve the fast by Sri Lanka death row prisoners
Mon, Jan 6, 2014, 10:25 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 06,Kandy: Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa today mediated to end the hunger strike launched by a group of death row prisoners at the high-security Bogambara prison in Kandy.

The prisoners ended the three-day fast after MP Rajapaksa met with them to discuss their woes.

The prisoners in the death row were on a fast on the roof top of the prison demanding either to implement the death sentence against them or to pardon them.

By yesterday afternoon, 45 prisoners had climbed on the roof joining the fast while the prisoners in the Ward D rejected food in support of the fasting prisoners. About 23 prisoners were on the roof of the Bogambara prison when MP Rajapaksa arrived at the prison.

Some of the prisoners were admitted to the hospital yesterday and today due to dehydration.

Sri Lankan courts sentence the perpetrators of serious crimes to death but the prisons have not carried out any executions since 1976.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Complaints lodged against Johnston Fernando, Rishad Bathiudeen at Sri Lanka's bribery commission
-- [5 hours ago]
Two police officers in Sri Lanka suspended over suspect's suicide while in custody
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Freedom Party appoints four-member committee to decide on national government
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan minister to prepare report on vehicles not yet returned by former ministers
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President to leave for London tomorrow on an official visit
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan authorities to commence programme to identify sand and soil to be mined
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to hold elections under a new electoral system
UN Rights Chief urges Sri Lanka not to repeat failures of the past
China hopes Sri Lanka will properly resolve problems to preserve confidence in Chinese investors
Former Sri Lankan President says no construction of presidential palace for him in Jaffna

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.