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Friday, 18 September 2015 - 14:17
Death Penalty certain if obtained Parliament approval – President
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President Maithripala Sirisena says that a motion will be presented to the Parliament regarding the instigation of death penalty. He stated that it will be implemented from next year for severe crimes if the resolution received Parliament approval.

The President made these observations at the Second National Drugs Prevention Programme held in Galle today (18th).

The President revealed that there had been many requests for the implementation of capital punishment after the murder of Seya and that there were many requests made before too. He further pointed out that it is instigated in well-developed nations as well. 

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