Everyone connected to Easter Sunday attack should be given death sentence: Prez

16 July 2019 09:56 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena said today everyone connected to the Easter Sunday attack was arrested and that they should receive death sentence as there was clear evidence against them.

He also said that inquiry into the Central Bank Bond Scam was continuing and that he had already spoken to Singapore Prime Minister on the extradition of former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran to Sri Lanka.

He said all those responsible for the bond scam had been identified and that they have been arrested.“Warrants by Interpol have been issued with the suspects who were out of the country,” he said.

The President made these comments at an event held in Pelenda Rajamaha Viharaya yesterday.

He accused that the move to bring in a motion in Parliament to abolish the death sentence was a move to prevent the death sentence being implemented on the barbaric terrorists who killed more than 300 innocent people on Easter Sunday

He said punishment should be implemented to create a good society and added that having scared of the punishment will reduce wrongdoings in a society which will help create a good society and a country.

He said according to the criminal law of this country, anyone charged with murder, anti-government coup and terrorist activity were subjected to death sentence and added that moves by some government members to abolish death sentence would prevent any such criminal being punished.

In a different note, the President said he would reject and vehemently condemn if anyone of any status insult the Maha Sanga.


  Comments - 9

  • Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 17 July 2019 09:23 AM

    It is enough with your nonsense death penalty comments.

    shan Wednesday, 17 July 2019 09:30 AM

    Yes sir, yes sir, everyone from top to bottom should be given death sentence.

    harsha sk Wednesday, 17 July 2019 09:32 AM

    What will happened to the political leadership of Sri Lanka who neglected national security of Sri Lanka? They should be stripped of their civic rights for life!

    Gunasaiklaran Malayalam Wednesday, 17 July 2019 09:34 AM

    Mr President, the death sentence is the appropriate punishment for the inhuman crime. The most worrying concern is that they will be having happy hours in heaven with virgins.

    TONY Wednesday, 17 July 2019 09:35 AM


    casanova Wednesday, 17 July 2019 10:14 AM

    He and his death sentence.

    chams Wednesday, 17 July 2019 10:34 AM

    Including you, yourself!

    Srian Wednesday, 17 July 2019 10:36 AM

    The President has the "bee in the bonnet", to quote Hercule Poirot!!!

    Nimal Wednesday, 17 July 2019 10:43 AM

    Those who knew about them well in advance did nothing about it and covered themselves, are now killing others!

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