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
'Joint opposition' is not for women's rights in Sri Lanka - PM
-- [57 minutes ago]
Over 100 harassed migrant workers return to country from Kuwait
-- [1 hour and 23 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan President to visit Germany to strengthen economic and trade cooperation
-- [2 hours ago]
ICRC to work with Sri Lankan government on missing persons
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government not averse to international participation in the accountability mechanisms, PM says
-- [2 hours ago]
SLFP to take disciplinary action against members criticizing the party leadership
-- [9 hours ago]
Program to enlighten media personnel on proposed constitution
State minister pays surprise visit to fish market to look into public complaints of corruption
Workshop on Sectoral Oversight Committees for Members of Sri Lanka Parliament
Former President CBK commends government for efforts to increase women's participation in politics

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.