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28 August 2015 07:38 am - 35     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Prisons Department said today they had received 13 applications in response to an advertising calling for applications to fill the two vacant posts of hangmen.

Assistant Commissioner Aruna Attapattu said the vacancies were advertised a month ago, based on Justice Ministry approval.

He said the two vacancies would be filled by the beginning of November and the successful candidates would be given two-weeks training prior to assuming duties.

Mr. Attapattu said the two hangmen recruited on an earlier occasion had left during the training period.


  Comments - 35

  • Waco Saturday, 29 August 2015 07:01 AM

    Yahapalanaya buys furniture before the house is built.

    Waco Saturday, 29 August 2015 07:03 AM

    Will that ever happen?

    clueless Saturday, 29 August 2015 02:26 PM

    @Sikuru agreed. Only when other issues as human rights and adequate legal representation for all is established. Otherwise we will have rich and famous like pistorius getting away and poor not so lucky being executed

    usaguy Friday, 28 August 2015 05:51 PM

    They can use the national list mps for on the job training. via DM Android App

    justicia Saturday, 29 August 2015 07:32 AM

    Any bets ! --- I am 100% sure that the applicants have even passed GCE O level whilst our (I am ashamed to say "our" ! ! ), Diyavanaoya boys

    Andy Saturday, 29 August 2015 08:19 AM

    I am curious to know how the training takes place.

    Donkey Friday, 28 August 2015 06:17 PM

    A majority Buddhist country is going to hand its condemned !! Who brought this in to action.? Is Sri Lanka going backwards in time ?

    Buruwa Friday, 28 August 2015 06:53 PM

    Yes, they are the two best to do this dirty job.

    udaya Friday, 28 August 2015 06:59 PM

    Government can think of sub contract to underworld guy , who will do the job correctly, because they all are well trained

    clueless Friday, 28 August 2015 07:08 PM

    Before imposing death penalty we must ensure we have a proper justice system where all accused get proper and fair representation. Otherwise only the poor will be in galos the rich will escape. We have a long way to go.

    clueless Friday, 28 August 2015 07:24 PM

    PTA and death penalty. The Christian countries will oppose. Leave alone the monks

    Rahim Friday, 28 August 2015 09:49 PM

    During the two weeks training they must hang some condemned killers/rapists/drug dealers/crooks. Once they see they are really dead, then their training is ok. The Prison Dept. must arrange some samples for their first trial

    ANTON Friday, 28 August 2015 01:23 PM


    suda Friday, 28 August 2015 01:24 PM

    Death penalty should be a reality in this country. Otherwise all child abusers , rapist, drug dealers, thugs , murderers will have super time in jail after the death penalty. Please government let the world tell anything we need death penalty to be activated for the betterment of the Sri Lanka

    ANTON Friday, 28 August 2015 01:24 PM


    ANTON Friday, 28 August 2015 01:26 PM


    Noel Friday, 28 August 2015 10:12 PM

    employ druggist as hangmen via DM Android App

    Adel Friday, 28 August 2015 01:48 PM

    Even the "hangman" is a broiler!Just two weeks to teach people how to hang!Banana Republic

    Sikuru Saturday, 29 August 2015 12:04 PM

    @clueless, Christianity teaches that criminals should be punished

    SK Friday, 28 August 2015 02:15 PM

    can i do it part time ?

    KOLA KOTIYA Friday, 28 August 2015 02:16 PM


    Nadeesha Friday, 28 August 2015 02:21 PM

    Who all are going to be hanged during the practical training?

    Sam Friday, 28 August 2015 11:37 PM

    Nothing much to learn. Do it fast.

    kamalhot1 Friday, 28 August 2015 02:29 PM

    We may need samples for two weeks training. You two are welcome and please do the job honestly, people will try to bribe you too, do not take those please.

    Waco Friday, 28 August 2015 02:31 PM

    Holiday on government account.

    Haris Friday, 28 August 2015 02:31 PM

    Is CBK applied for the job. Haris

    wasideva Friday, 28 August 2015 02:50 PM

    must be wanting to free up some space since welikada will be fully occupied once the culprits from the last regime are convicted

    Jesus Friday, 28 August 2015 02:55 PM

    buddhist monks will be some good recruitsIn this god forsaken country ..

    The God Father Friday, 28 August 2015 03:25 PM

    Get an experienced guy who is jobless now, Gota or MR, they will get the s- - t out of the guys.

    Chaminda Friday, 28 August 2015 03:47 PM

    UPFA NL MPs?

    Sincere Friday, 28 August 2015 03:48 PM

    How many candidates from Kurunegala?

    Waco Saturday, 29 August 2015 04:29 AM

    She has only one eye.

    Waco Saturday, 29 August 2015 04:32 AM

    I thought Ranil wants to have Litchavi way of administration.

    Minsiter Of Hangmen Friday, 28 August 2015 04:22 PM

    Appoint A Minster Of Hangmen.. Who will accept ( A powerful Position ) from National Government - UNP or SLFP

    akn Sunday, 30 August 2015 09:47 AM

    Better to know who these 13 are? Should be the most laziest in the country who applied knowing very well there is no work to be done.I do nit understand the logic here. Why you need hangman when there us know death penalty being executed. Waste of public money.

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