Death Sentence: List of 18 submitted to Justice Ministry

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A list consisting names of 18 convicts, who were sentenced to death for drug-related crimes, had been submitted to the Justice and Prison Reforms Ministry, Prisons Spokesman Commissioner Thushara Upuldeniya said.

He said the list was submitted on Friday (13) evening.

He said the security inside the Prisons had been beefed up to curb drug smuggling by convicted drug traffickers.

He said the Prison Department had also limited the meals brought by outsiders to such inmates, to prevent communication.

Meanwhile, the Department had also separated the convicted drug traffickers from other inmates to cutoff their supplies and connections with the outside world and other inmates.

According to the measure, the Department hoped to expand its intelligence and equip Prison Officers with better equipment.

Commissioner Upuldeniya added that the Department had planned to launch an awareness campaign targeting convicted drug traffickers to educate them over the harm of drugs and discourage them from drug-trafficking.

Meanwhile, the Prison Department announced last week, that it would call for applications to recruit two hangmen this week to execute the death sentences.

President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday (11) stated that he would sign off on the execution of capital punishment following an alarming rise in drug menace.

He noted that drug racketeers, who were convicted and serving jail terms continued their operations, while in prison and called on the Justice Ministry to provide a list of the names of individuals, who had been sentenced to death over drug-related crimes. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 43

  • Zub Sunday, 15 July 2018 07:18 PM

    Now implement it

    SL Sunday, 15 July 2018 07:22 PM

    Hang these criminals who are responsible for destroying/poisoning our young generation .These people are not worthy to stay alive!

    ghaffa Sunday, 15 July 2018 07:29 PM

    if you don't find hangman locally recruit from overseas. there are people in the world to do the job. at any cost this must happen.

    Wijey Sunday, 15 July 2018 07:38 PM

    The list must include dangerous gangsters and contract killers.It should include former Senior DIG Vass and his son.

    Cobra Monday, 16 July 2018 07:31 AM

    Also baby rapists and child abusers!

    Dee Sunday, 15 July 2018 09:02 PM

    As a Buddhist, my blessings are with the president. I pray that it will be implemented. Having worked n developed countries (which were worse off than us) it is the success story.

    Hans perlee Monday, 16 July 2018 02:02 AM

    in developed countries it worked? name me one country please. in the USA it did not work, it worked nowhere. drugs crimes, murders, rapes you will never stop.

    Pradeep Monday, 16 July 2018 06:13 AM

    Ordinary Sri Lankans have seen success story of drug peddlers, Gangster, and corrupt politicians, amassing wealth, living in palaces and riding luxury vehicles. To convince the public that Real Success is not with the black listed rich, confiscate the ill gotten wealth. Let the public see. But they could not decide to confiscate the one million and three millions given to politicians by some one in Jail. Do you think they can do any thing different? Let us hope and wait.

    Ceylon Sunday, 15 July 2018 09:43 PM

    Anyway this is a fake show.sirisena never impliment it.if impliment many of his famous kudu friends go to gallow.

    Angoda Bakka Sunday, 15 July 2018 09:48 PM

    Mr. President, wag your sword against Drug King-Pins. Do not bow to the pressure from EU or AI. Foreigners don't protect our children, we have to do it ourselves.

    Dee Sunday, 15 July 2018 10:20 PM

    No worries criminals! This list would be made null and void. Thanks to our great law abiding citizens and clergymen. Carry on your criminal activities. Out great nation would back you. We would even overthrow the government to protect you! Carry on your criminal activities.

    Doratupala Sunday, 15 July 2018 10:32 PM

    This is very funny!This will apply to those who run drug businesses fro their death cells?That means the prison system is so weak that there are many other rackets being run from prison cells!?Instead of fixing the prison system you go back on all your policy statements , voting system, pledges to the so called IC , UN etc etc.Funniest of it all is it was the Minister of Budhist Affairs who announced it first!

    Countryman Sunday, 15 July 2018 10:38 PM

    Most of the people of the country are insane... they want to kill themselves... politicians time to throw rubbish from their mouths, people pick them up and shout. President Sirisena will never implement what he said. - Indeed, no need to kill people to stop drug menace of the country!. Government can stop it in weeks without killing even a dog!!!, if it has a genuine "WILL and NEED"

    S.P.Ramkumar Sunday, 15 July 2018 10:47 PM

    Please avoid death penalty. Give them rehabilitation and lon term prison, In Buddism nowhere insist death penalty , but insist prayer. Put them imprison life time.

    anarchist Sunday, 15 July 2018 10:50 PM

    The biggest criminals in our banana republic are the lawmakers, not those in prisons. Most of you sheep don't realize it. Naivety at its best. There would be no drugs in SL if not for political patronage.

    kondaya77 Sunday, 15 July 2018 11:11 PM

    All talk, no shit!

    Sonali Sunday, 15 July 2018 11:45 PM

    Why do you need an Executioner to do the job. Lethal injection would be a better option. Didn't we have a problem sometime back when there were no takers for the job and they had a problem with the rope too.

    Maru Monday, 16 July 2018 02:46 AM

    Walk the talk my3.

    Gummay Baiya Monday, 16 July 2018 04:05 AM

    As a Buddhist I am saddened at this decision. It is not the small minnows but the drug lords who should be hanged.

    Monday, 16 July 2018 05:42 AM

    Suda only, mo Bala ?

    Pibi Monday, 16 July 2018 06:26 AM

    Why not publish the list?

    Waco Monday, 16 July 2018 06:50 AM

    Killing is not the answer. Main issue is the weakness in the Department of police. Address this as a top priority.

    Maru Monday, 16 July 2018 07:03 AM

    The US imposes the death penelty in several of it states. Does the EU pressure them?

    Waco Monday, 16 July 2018 07:23 AM

    Entire country is in a mess, not only because of Drug-Trafficking. Lawlessness, Underworld Crimes, Robbng Thuggary are in rampant. Some the powerful politicians are indirectly responsible for these crimes. It reflect on the weaknesses of the President and the Prime Minister. Hence Introducing Death Penalty only for Drug-Trafficking is not going solve the problem.Therefore appoint a proper person to maintain Law and Order in the country.

    C0bra Monday, 16 July 2018 07:30 AM

    How did 16 become 18?????

    Mohammed Monday, 16 July 2018 07:35 AM

    If you take a look at the news papers of yesterday ,you will see how certain individuals who are also lawyers had written articles trying to stop this.There was also an article featuring comments made by Navy Chief and STF chief as to how their officers get bombarded in courts by President's counsels and Queen's counsels hired by Drug Dealers.Dont let these criminals and black robed crime facilitators decide the fate of the people in this country

    jayantha Monday, 16 July 2018 07:46 AM

    How about Duminda Silva is he in the list

    Dias Monday, 16 July 2018 08:02 AM

    We know you can talk the talk.....still waiting to see you walk the talk!!

    Sonali Monday, 16 July 2018 08:12 AM

    Why do you need an Executioner to do the job. Lethal injection would be a better option. Didn't we have a problem sometime back when there were no takers for the job and they had a problem with the rope too.

    Sara Monday, 16 July 2018 08:22 AM

    With all the NGO activists shouting with vested interests, you can see what the citizens of Sri Lanka is in favor of. Mr Prez people are with you at this moment. Do the needful quickly for the sake of the nation and the younger generation of our Motherland.

    kamalhot1 Monday, 16 July 2018 08:25 AM

    No relation between real Buddhism and State Rules. Buddhism for Individuals.State rules to keep the equal fair rights to every Citizen.

    Don't Delay Monday, 16 July 2018 08:26 AM

    Don't delay the EXECUTION. Narcotics menace is spreading so fast in the country. Hon President, PLEASE DO NOT DELAY. The cause for all most ALL CRIMES are due to Drugs.

    Ajja Monday, 16 July 2018 08:27 AM

    Digest before its too late if not it will be a long fart for Sirisena.....

    S.P.Ramkumar Monday, 16 July 2018 08:47 AM

    Mahinda Government killed drugs dealers at Welikkada by exra- judicially, Srisena will do Judicially,

    Roger Monday, 16 July 2018 08:47 AM

    The list should be topped by Kudu Duminda

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 16 July 2018 09:04 AM

    Ha Ha plain political games.... all the time fooling the people. I bet my last dollar, nothing will come out of this.

    RMBSenanayake Monday, 16 July 2018 09:23 AM

    We can't adopt the practices of other countries so-called developed or otherwise. In our present circumstances we need the death penalty. We could review it in five years if the society has become more humane and less prone to serious crime. Let us be practical RMB Senanayake

    keerthi Monday, 16 July 2018 09:56 AM

    what the hell authorities of house do, Now curtailing communication with outside when law coming to place. hang one or two of these culprits.

    rodrigo Monday, 16 July 2018 10:07 AM

    No one will get hang this is a story to keep the show run only

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Monday, 16 July 2018 10:08 AM

    What about the big time criminals who import drugs and distribute them to small time dealers? If the police are not corrupt, the drug menace could have been eradicated long ago.

    Wise Donkey Monday, 16 July 2018 10:10 AM

    Don't take it seriously, this is just a passing shower like My3's other statements which go with the wind...................

    siri de Alwis Monday, 16 July 2018 03:09 PM

    If this is implemented it sure that Sri Lanka will lose the GSP again for human right violation.

    Sofia Monday, 16 July 2018 03:13 PM

    What purposee addressing the sympton and not the disease. Why not reform prison with better officers which is a govt department and under their control instead of taking acton on ohters. If prison does not allow drug offenders to speak on their cell phones then no problem.

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