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The two men recently appointed as hangmen to the Welikada and Bogambara prisons have reportedly vacated their posts.

A senior Prisons’ Department official said the two men, who were undergoing training at the Welikada prison, had gone home during the weekend on February 22 and had not reported back for duty.

The two men – from Negombo and Gampaha – were selected for the post on February 1 this year after a lengthy procedure. They had been receiving practical and theoretical training on the functions of the job since February 13.

The training included setting the length of the noose to match the weight of the condemned prisoner and testing the gallows using a sandbag equal to the prisoner’s weight and also the procedure to be followed after the execution takes place.

The training was to end on March 20. Commissioner General of Prisons P.W. Kodippili said a notice for vacation of post would be served on the two men. (Jayantha Samarakoon)
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  • piss Saturday, 02 March 2013 08:56 AM

    very true. I recomend Dr. Vermin and Pithreemala's son

    mori Saturday, 02 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Oh God,didnt u people teach them "dont try this at home"?? via DM Android App

    shanthapriya Saturday, 02 March 2013 04:44 AM

    CHECK WHETHER THEY WERE HUNG BY THE PRISONERS AT THE RECENTLY ERUPTED DISPUTE WITHIN THE PREMISES

    Ala Gediya Saturday, 02 March 2013 05:11 AM

    i think someone has blackmailed the poor fellows.

    baga Saturday, 02 March 2013 12:00 AM

    maybe they left for do some part time jobs. via DM Android App

    Emsee Saturday, 02 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Great. Well done. via DM Android App

    TERRENCE Sunday, 03 March 2013 02:28 AM

    WHO NEEDS "KOHULANU THONDU" WHEN WE HAVE GUNS & DISCREET WHITE VANS THESE DAYS.

    Rata Haraka Saturday, 02 March 2013 06:39 AM

    Check, maybe they have been murdered. Or even hung.

    Diogenes Saturday, 02 March 2013 02:05 AM

    This duty can be handed to one of our Honorable Ministers!

    Grace Saturday, 02 March 2013 02:12 AM

    May be their conscience did not allow them to take up this job or because of social isolation

    nicky karunarathna Saturday, 02 March 2013 02:27 AM

    Must have got the cold feets after seen the que!

    Kalusena Sunday, 03 March 2013 11:11 AM

    Have they taken the noose with them.

    ANTON Saturday, 02 March 2013 07:19 AM

    THEY ARE ALREADY DOING THAT DEAR.

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 02 March 2013 02:13 PM

    Mervin Silva Can Fill One Vacancy And The Other Modawansa

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 02 March 2013 02:15 PM

    Hangman Knows Better The Jungle Law That Is Prevailing

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 02 March 2013 02:25 PM

    They Must Have Been Daily paid.

    ANTON Saturday, 02 March 2013 03:00 AM

    BECAUSE THERE ARE NO MURDERS IN SRILANKA.

    Saliya Wickremasuriya Saturday, 02 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Were they hanged by those who failed to get the job? via DM Android App

    meranchi Saturday, 02 March 2013 03:06 AM

    he feel the post is useless.....i

    apsal Saturday, 02 March 2013 03:13 AM

    maybe they got contracts outside..

    ameersahib Saturday, 02 March 2013 08:25 AM

    I could not stop laughing after seing your comment,that's
    Really a good one

    jj Saturday, 02 March 2013 08:26 AM

    May be they thought why do the book work and practicals when white van can do without. So the next 'hangman' will come in 'white van'.


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