361 given death sentence as at Sep. 2011

25 February 2012 03:20 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Some 361 persons have been sentenced to death as at September 2011, and some of them are to be pardoned, Parliament was informed yesterday.

This was revealed in the answer to an oral question raised by UNP MP Ajith P. Perera in the House yesterday.
 
According to the tabled answer 356 males and five females had been sentenced to death during the given period. It was also revealed that 348 were given the death sentence for murder and 13 for drug related offences.
 
The execution of the death sentence is to be enforced after obtaining the approval of the President if the convicted are to be pardoned by the President in accordance with the powers wrested unto him under the section 34(1)of the Constitution. (Yohan Perera)

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  • silva Sunday, 26 February 2012 01:44 AM

    Can the public be told who will be pardoned, and on what grounds ? These people are sentenced as they are a danger to society, and we dont want them being pardoned on political grounds.

    amuda rala Sunday, 26 February 2012 04:03 AM

    and...if you can't hang them...gas them...!!

    bullet Saturday, 25 February 2012 04:39 AM

    well President hang this criminals soon as possible for better SL. Our SL peoples will be discipline immediately and all will obey the law and order and SL will develop way faster. Pls hang them soon.


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