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Monday, 16 July 2018 - 15:00
UNP seeks debate on implementing death penalty
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The United National Party's Parliamentary Group has decided to seek a debate on the proposal to implement the death penalty on convicted drug traffickers who are on death row.
 
When contacted MP Mujibur Rahman said that they will inform the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of their plans.
 
The MP said it will allow all the members to express their views on the proposal.
 
Meanwhile, the Department of Prisons has launched a probe as to how a suspected drug dealer spent few days at a Prison Circuit Bungalow of the Dumbara Prison.
 
The suspect was one of the two persons who was arrested along with 103.9KG of heroin in Battaramulla recently.
 
The estimated value of the find was Rs. 1.2 billion and Police Narcotics Bureau said it was the largest heroin stock found in Sri Lanka.
 
The suspect had managed to get the Circuit Bungalow in December and spent a few days there with his family.
 
He was on bail over a previous drug-related case when he was arrested again.
 
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