Namal Kumara willing to volunteer as hangman

7 February 2019 12:53 pm - 27     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


In the wake of the arrest of underworld drug kingpin Makandure Madush in Dubai, Anti-Corruption Force Operations Director Namal Kumara said he was ready to work as hangman to execute Makandure Madush or any other criminal sentenced to death.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, he said he was pleased and convinced with the positive remarks made by President Maithripala Sirisena that he would implement the death penalty in near future, irrespective of any obstacles.

“There is a visible progress in the move initiated by President Sirisena in the endeavor to create a society with anti-corruption. Therefore, there is a necessity to fill the vacancy of hangman as well,” Namal Kumara said.  

He said he could become a model of that and continue to function as hangman.

“I would regard this as a social service rather than a profession. That is way I am happy to work without being paid,” he said.   

He said the death penalty should be given to mastermind criminals like Makandure Madush.
“Some people in power are scared of Makandure Madush, which is why he was easily evading arrest for about two years,” he added.

Meanwhile, a senior prison official told the Daily Mirror that the position of hangman was still vacant and added they had published paper advertisements but nobody had yet expressed willingness to join.

Moreover, Prisons Department Spokesman Thushara Upuldeniya said if Namal Kumara or anybody would like to apply for the position of hangman, they would be subject to certain criteria and training programme prior to enrollment. (Sheain Fernandopulle)


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  Comments - 27

  • Tilwin Thursday, 07 February 2019 01:09 PM

    I hate you more than makundurey madush.

    Nithika Thursday, 07 February 2019 01:57 PM

    Your ranil is very cunning to kill maithripala sirisena and be the next president

    Will never happen to some found guilty. Thursday, 07 February 2019 01:15 PM

    "Maithripala Sirisena that he would implement death penalty in near future, irrespective of any obstacles" - unfortunately the only obstacle is either political connections or the accused found guilty is a politico.

    ikathecutecat Thursday, 07 February 2019 01:20 PM

    You should be hanged first

    Satha Thursday, 07 February 2019 01:35 PM

    This what he trained for

    AIA Thursday, 07 February 2019 01:38 PM

    This worthless scumbag, seeking personal publicity.This is not at all news worthy.

    Dee Thursday, 07 February 2019 01:39 PM

    People who create fake conspiracies should also be hanged!

    Mohamed Thursday, 07 February 2019 02:32 PM

    Govt has not even filled the vacancy for post of hangman. Why not have an electric chair. I have my doubts whether this will happen in this era. What a laugh!

    Unchikun Thursday, 07 February 2019 02:41 PM

    Oh! Ha Ha Ha! What about the assignation attempt? is that act now finished. This is the new act. As per Police you need a training. Start at home when alone.

    ANTON Thursday, 07 February 2019 02:45 PM


    ANTON Thursday, 07 February 2019 02:46 PM


    rohantha Thursday, 07 February 2019 02:51 PM

    If this guy has been declared as a deserter from Army

    kumar Thursday, 07 February 2019 03:55 PM

    How can an army deserter become a Director in State Police Service?

    weera Thursday, 07 February 2019 09:10 PM

    Don't you know? It's Sri Lanka.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Thursday, 07 February 2019 04:02 PM

    Prez. might give him a promotion to the rank of Director General of the Gallows for pay him a thumping salary.

    Citizen Thursday, 07 February 2019 04:51 PM

    Did your leader Mathripala put you you up to this as well?

    ruwaniek Thursday, 07 February 2019 05:40 PM

    The first person who should be hanged is you .

    Shelly Thursday, 07 February 2019 07:12 PM

    This fellow must be made Director of Grave Diggers

    Rohan Thursday, 07 February 2019 07:53 PM

    Palayan yako yanna. Umba apiwa gonata anndanna hadanawada yako?

    Don Harrison Thursday, 07 February 2019 08:10 PM

    They must send Sirisena to the gallows first for betraying the popular vote what brought him to power !

    Devalei Kudda Thursday, 07 February 2019 09:11 PM

    Madush is a threat to those like Namal because Madush's evidence will lead to the bigger sharks from Politicians to businessmen.

    citizen Friday, 08 February 2019 05:55 AM

    Is he going to hang himself first for all the conspiracies done by him?

    Nelum Vithanage Friday, 08 February 2019 12:38 PM

    Wow! this fellow has come out with his true colours. That is the only job he can be capable of or is it????

    Sambo Friday, 08 February 2019 07:52 PM

    This guy is off his marbles. He should be hung first for the issue he has created.

    Lankan Monday, 11 February 2019 07:38 AM

    This is the most suitable job for you

    N.Wijeratne Tuesday, 12 February 2019 01:17 AM

    Good idea! Ask him to hang himself first.!

    Just the general public Tuesday, 12 February 2019 08:30 PM

    Great then, he should hang himself first!

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