Death penalty a red herring: JO

19 July 2018 05:19 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Joint Opposition (JO) yesterday said the Government would never implement the death penalty and that the topic had been introduced to divert the attention of the public from pressing issues.

JO MP Mahinda Yapa Abeywardane said the Government had no strength to implement the death penalty.

“This Government waver to the demands of the international forces. It would never implement the capital punishment. This is yet another topic put forward by the Government to hide pressing issues- such as the Central Bank Bond Scam -under the carpet,” he said.

He said drug smuggling in the country was being done with State patronage in some instances, as heroin had been found concealed in bags which bear the name Sathosa.

“Killing drug smugglers, who are convicted is not the answer. This is an extensive network, which involves Government bigwigs. The Government is not capable of eradicating this menace,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

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  • Sun Thursday, 19 July 2018 06:50 AM

    Wastage of precious time wasted on talking shit. Talk about developing the country without talking against. Remember your time our money

    Leo Thursday, 19 July 2018 07:06 AM

    No doubt, you and your boss will know the drug connections very well.

    Cobra Thursday, 19 July 2018 07:24 AM

    Everything is a red herring to the JO-they must be sick of eating them, no?

    Lal.Fernando. Thursday, 19 July 2018 07:44 AM

    What this MP saying is spot on. There are so call ministers, behind this drug menence.Please, Please honest (few) parlimentarians, come forward and expose these politicians.This is the future of our beautiful Island Sri Lanka.

    Lanka abhimanaya Thursday, 19 July 2018 07:45 AM

    Is that like Thalapath? Sounds fishy

    Unchikun Thursday, 19 July 2018 08:08 AM

    For politicians who are parasites living on the blood of the people, this may look like a red herring to divert attention, For us, the people who value life over all other material things this is a serious issue. This show the inner feeling of out "so called patriots". Yes, the love only themselves and their kit and kin.

    Unchikun Thursday, 19 July 2018 10:15 AM

    The meer mention of nose make an average person uneasy. Look at this hulk. Send him home.


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