Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said today the Government was prepared to implement capital punishment if it was necessary to prevent the increasing trend in crime in the country and stressed the need to expedite investigations and punish offenders without delay.
“We will try our best to prevent the increasing trend in crime and we will take steps to combat it even by implementing capital punishment,” he said.
Minister Rajapaskshe expressed these views when he met the Asgiriya Chapter Mahanayake the Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera this morning.
He said legal education had been in an utter mess and more than 80 percent of the candidates who sat the law college entrance exam had failed.
The minister said the present government had taken steps to create an atmosphere for the judges to perform their duties without any interference.(J.A.L. Jayasinghe)
justin Tuesday, 3 February 2015 16:48
RAJAPAKSA? OH... WHO is this? I am scared.
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Punny Pellow Tuesday, 3 February 2015 17:15
Do not get scared. Look at him again. No kurakkan shawl !!!
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patriot Tuesday, 3 February 2015 17:07
I am just thinking who are the think tank for the new government.
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Priya Tuesday, 3 February 2015 17:35
This Govt. is doing everything right so far... All Sri Lankans will benefit!!!
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Jan chandra Tuesday, 3 February 2015 17:46
PriyaYou are talking bull dust.
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jaded Wednesday, 4 February 2015 19:30
Only the crims are upset!
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