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Hangman’s rope unusable, new one to be imported

15 February 2019 07:00 am - 17     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A new rope is to be purchased from abroad for the use of the hangman at the Welikada Prison, a senior prison officer said.

While a hangman’s rope had been gifted to the country by Pakistan in 2015 a recent examination of it by the Standards Bureau found it to be unusable.

Therefore, it was decided that a new rope would be purchased from abroad. (Srinath Prasanna Jayasuriya)


  Comments - 17

  • Sambo Friday, 15 February 2019 07:31 AM

    This was surpassed to have been purchased a few years back. Does it have to be made by NASA. You speak as if this is the biggest issues in the country. We know this will never take place so don't give lame excuses.

    shan Friday, 15 February 2019 11:50 AM

    Another Tender, and few million in cost. Why not import people to run this country. Then we might be a miracle of Asia

    Jude Friday, 15 February 2019 07:46 AM

    Import a Container Load !!! Because Lots of LANKANS waiting to Hang themselves !!! Yeah!! Just waiting for the Rope!!! Huh!!!

    Sunil Friday, 15 February 2019 07:52 AM

    Why import something that is not going to be used? I, for one, am quite against the death penalty.

    Jude Friday, 15 February 2019 11:43 AM

    Hey Sunil, best way to treat Death-row inmates by saying you'll be hanged next week, then say the hanging postponed because, need a strong rope!!! You see the agony those culprits will go through!!??

    Hang-Man Friday, 15 February 2019 08:08 AM

    We can't even produce a hang-man's rope?

    ANTON Friday, 15 February 2019 08:09 AM


    China man Friday, 15 February 2019 08:14 AM

    Two months later: "6 million rupee hang mans rope imported from China".

    suresh Friday, 15 February 2019 08:41 AM

    Why not wait until the rule to hang is implemented?

    ANTON Friday, 15 February 2019 08:44 AM


    Ragula Friday, 15 February 2019 08:48 AM

    We can try with 225 members whether it’s working or not.

    Gamage Friday, 15 February 2019 09:36 AM

    We make ropes locally to tie and constrain elephants all the time. We have the skills and materials needed locally to make ropes more stronger than for hanging. Please use a locally made rope with your specs. Rope can be tested and replaced as needed without spending $$$ outside.

    sacre blieu Friday, 15 February 2019 09:46 AM

    Now it will be the rope trick.

    kamal Friday, 15 February 2019 11:07 AM

    bullshits!!! school shoe laces would do the job if you relay need to do this...

    farook Friday, 15 February 2019 11:16 AM

    this time this guy trying to make little money .HANG MANS ROPE very simple how many ropes you need should I make for you better than imported

    Cynical Friday, 15 February 2019 12:42 PM

    just shows your ignorance. They use a special rope ( not one you use at home at the well). They also treat the rope and use a special knot to ensure the offender is immediately strangled and does not struggle on the rope for hours (which is gruesome and horrifying). So please speak some sense or at least do some research before you talk..!

    senna Friday, 15 February 2019 12:14 PM

    We should have enough rope in Sri Lanka, our politicians have been giving us rope on a daily basis for the last 71 years.

    udaya Friday, 15 February 2019 06:05 PM

    Why cant we subcontract this job to a forging country.

    Sambo Friday, 15 February 2019 07:50 PM

    Just use one bullet and cut all the crap.

    Don Friday, 15 February 2019 08:30 PM

    There is a famous JO-ker who has recently gave a dead-rope to MS MR not to hang but to swallow it.

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