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President Maithripala Sirisena today said an investigation will be launched to look into the failures of several institutions to submit relevant documents relating to those will be facing death penalty should be implemented.

He said this failure has delayed the decision to implement the death penalty. The President made these remarks during a meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat today to discuss about instituting necessary changes to the laws to control drug trafficking and minimizing criminal activities.

He said necessary steps should be instantly taken to implement the decision to enforce death penalty against the convicts who are still engaged in drug trafficking in spite of being sentenced to death.

“No one should weaken the laws to suppress drug trafficking. It is important to enforce laws without having any loopholes that allow the smugglers to escape,” he said.

Attorney General Jayantha Jayasooriya, Secretary to the President Udaya R. Senevirathne, Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Hemasiri Fernando, Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara, Commissioner General of Excise Department and secretaries of ministries were present in this event.

 

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  • M. Basnayake Monday, 10 December 2018 06:41 PM

    As a buddhist, how do you not understand that everyone deserves the right to life?

    Lawry Tuesday, 11 December 2018 07:08 AM

    Also how can a king laws and not be capable of implement them? Dose he have to complain to his subjects? We should send him to Philippines.

    ET Tuesday, 11 December 2018 08:11 AM

    I am not a MS fan, but if someone engages in drug related offences while in death row , he should be prosecuted and if found guilty the death sentence should be carried out. A law should be ratified in parliament for this.

    samson Monday, 10 December 2018 06:50 PM

    Not much purpose since the kings are in parliament and who are caught are the salesmen.

    udaya Monday, 10 December 2018 06:51 PM

    Itching to kill someone?

    Palugaswewa Monday, 10 December 2018 07:14 PM

    The same theory should be applied to the cases of corruption, murder etc.filed against Rajapakses and cohorts. I am curious about Duminda Silva's case.

    Goodgame Monday, 10 December 2018 07:23 PM

    If the present crisis continues all the people will be facing with death penalty.

    Ragula Monday, 10 December 2018 07:24 PM

    Death penalty make it as soon as possible it might help the true citizens of Sri Lanka to hang the traitors through the judiciary.

    Ragula Monday, 10 December 2018 07:24 PM

    Death penalty make it as soon as possible it might help the true citizens of Sri Lanka to hang the traitors through the judiciary.

    Sofia Monday, 10 December 2018 07:59 PM

    But how come the Commmissioner General of Prisons was not present as the most relevant person.

    ransam Monday, 10 December 2018 08:00 PM

    He can do all unconstitutional things to be in power at his will but gives execuses to all other important matters concerning general public

    ransam Monday, 10 December 2018 08:00 PM

    He can do all unconstitutional things to be in power at his will but gives execuses to all other important matters concerning general public

    Samy Monday, 10 December 2018 08:15 PM

    Very, very good idea, Mr.President. Why don't we apply the rules and regulations to all criminals, including our M.P.'s? Including yourself, too. Also. all people of Sri Lanka.Still, we pray to Jesus Christ to save our country, Sri Lanka.

    Kumara Dharmarathne Monday, 10 December 2018 08:39 PM

    Mr.President, look like everything has gone out of your hand. Either you don't care them or they don't care you. This is a serious situation.

    Hasini Monday, 10 December 2018 08:43 PM

    Pointless enforcing the death penalty to curb drug trafficking. As long as drugs are brought into the country with the support of politicians the dealers will sell them in all parts of the island and to anyone including children. Therefore please focus all resources on stopping the import of drugs into the country.

    Hasini Monday, 10 December 2018 08:44 PM

    Pointless enforcing the death penalty to curb drug trafficking. As long as drugs are brought into the country with the support of politicians the dealers will sell them in all parts of the island and to anyone including children. Therefore please focus all resources on stopping the import of drugs into the country.

    Marxist Tuesday, 11 December 2018 05:35 AM

    It seems he is really enthusiastic about this. Not the guy we saw in 2015.

    Gamini Abheyadeera Tuesday, 11 December 2018 06:08 AM

    This is the second second time President mentioned that he did not receive information / files pertaining to Archeological sites from the Commissioner and now regard to inmates facing death penaltyThis is shows his weakness to impose authority to the administration and there is no point of publicising but ensure that things are done

    ET Tuesday, 11 December 2018 08:18 AM

    I am no MS fan. But I propose that anyone who is convicted to death should serve at least 20 years. No one should be able to change this. Also any deathrow inmate plans another murder or plans any narcotic operations and found guily should be sentenced to death the second time with only option for pardon should be life imprisonment till death. If found guilty of a third such offence should be hanged. This should apply to suspects of murder or drug offences who's cases are in progress and caught in further operations or murder as well. Murder to kill a witness should be in any case should result in hanging.


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