Last Updated : 17-09-2014 03:40

 

 
 

Hangman quits over fear of gallows

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The newly appointed hangman has quit his job soon after seeing the gallows, Prison Department sources said.

They said the hangman, who is a father of one had only served four days in the post. He is a 40 year old resident from Anuradhapura and was appointed to the post on March 3.

This was the third person who had left the job after being appointed.  The newest one was appointed as the first two hangmen left their duties after completing their two week training.

He was the third in the waiting list for the position and had also completed the two week training.

He had left the prison after writing a letter mentioning that ‘ he couldn’t stay any longer in this occupation’, on March 7, soon after witnessing the gallows at the Chapel section in the Prison.    

The applications for the hang man position were called last year as the position fell vacant for over a year.

Five applicants were selected for the final stage and the first two of them earlier left the post after the training. (Jayantha Samarakoon)

 
 

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# old citizen 2014-03-11 00:09
People without guts making all others nuts.
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-1+0 # Fawzan 2014-03-11 00:41
This work will not fit for ordinary human. Cold blooded people like Gotha should be recruited to take others life.
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-0+2 # heshan 2014-03-11 01:34
I just wonder what kind of training a hangman gets..
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-0+2 # Ratavasiya 2014-03-11 02:06
I am sure there are enough people with experience in our country to fill this vacancy.
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# Nihal Gunatilake 2014-03-11 02:43
Hi- Hello please forget about the OLD SYSTEMS - Give him a white van and a T56 and mask. bye-
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-0+2 # warra 2014-03-11 03:16
The prisons department has to understand that countries don't use hangmen any more. It is either by lethal injection or automated gallows where the door drops on a push of a button.
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# Tintin 2014-03-11 03:55
Very interesting scenario..How do we make good use of this revelation..?
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# Ranil Silva 2014-03-11 05:17
They might get the warning from inside.
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-0+1 # truth u cant wear 2014-03-11 05:58
he saw ghosts thats y..gallow lol.
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# Cobra 2014-03-11 06:26
It takes steel guts to do a job like this. But this hangman griped for nothing as he'd be doing nothing anyway!!!
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-0+1 # Sudath 2014-03-11 06:30
Man, it may not be the ideal hangout, but hang in there!
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-0+1 # Grace 2014-03-11 08:39
Quoting
I just wonder what kind of training a hangman gets..


Training on safety of convicts
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# Hirantha 2014-03-11 10:03
Govt wants that also to be done very cheaply Rs.13,000/- per month ,save the balance of payments! ah aha
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# ib 2014-03-11 11:21
pay 200,000 a month then you can , look other western countries
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# sobers 2014-03-11 11:25
Recruit a convicted Murderer.
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# khan 2014-03-11 11:38
Better to use firing squared than this method.
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# Abakedabara 2014-03-11 13:24
I suggest our Politicians to do it on a roster basis.
From top to bottom
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# Abakedabara 2014-03-11 13:26
Ideal person will be a Top Politician
They are experienced and no training required.
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-0+3 # sano 2014-03-11 13:29
publish the vacancy to middle east region and you will get enough applications!
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# Thakkadiya 2014-03-11 13:37
The hangman must have been haunted by the innocents who had been hanged in the past. Why not take a few Policemen who are good at stage managing suicides in the Police Station cells for this job for an extra allowance? He will get job satisfaction and state gets a judicial killing done.
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-1+4 # commonsense 2014-03-11 14:10
Get somebody from Saudi Arabia. They won't leave the job even if you ask them to go. Furthermore it will be nice to get a foreign labour from Saudi Arabia. Of course if this does not work we can always get someone from china.
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# commonsense 2014-03-11 14:10
Get somebody from Saudi Arabia. They won't leave the job even if you ask them to go. Furthermore it will be nice to get a foreign labour from Saudi Arabia. Of course if this does not work we can always get someone from china.
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# Azee 2014-03-11 16:41
Was that a political appointment?This man has shown fear merely on seeing the gallows.What if he is entrusted to hang a convict? In the first place, what is the need for gallows and hangmen, when death penalty is not implemented?
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# mr dubai 2014-03-11 19:01
Good people Wll never do this kinda job .. Hanging people and killing dem as per law isn't right.
Hats off to people who quit this kinda job ... It's basically mini maranawa ( murders)
Like some one said get a murderrrr !
He will love this job ...
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