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Six people had applied for the post of hangman, which fell vacant after the predecessor was promoted recently, Prisons Reforms Minister Chandrasiri Gajadeera said yesterday.

He told the Daily Mirror that some who had applied for the post even asked for a special allowance for each judicial execution to be carried out by them if they were recruited.

Though capital punishment is in place, the prisons authorities have not carried out a judicial execution since 1977.

Yet, the Minister said his Ministry should maintain the cadre of the prison service, and therefore, this post would be filled.

“It does not mean that we will carry out a judicial execution again. It’s a matter of filling vacancies. We have to also re-designate the post of hangman. In Sinhala, we call him Alugosuwa but it is not appropriate now,” he said.

There are about 357 people on death row, and some of them have been there for more than 15 years. (Kelum Bandara)
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  • Jayantha Monday, 24 October 2011 04:48 AM

    All the developed countries has low and order in place. Sri Lanka should implement as soon as possbile to achieve our goals.

    nalaka perera Monday, 24 October 2011 06:00 AM

    As soon As possible Sri lanka should implement this kind of legal procedure for brighter future. I agree with this dis scion.

    Nilanse Monday, 24 October 2011 07:56 AM

    All developed countries don't have death penalty. And the only western country with death penalty is the USA. And just look how it is today. And look at the Scandinavian countries. Low crime, and Sweden abolished the death penalty in the 1920's.

    lankan Monday, 24 October 2011 03:12 AM

    good implement this soon. appoint the hang man soon to make Sri Lanka free happy living country.


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