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Death penalty can lead to irreversible miscarriages of justice: Canada

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Expressing concern about reports that Sri Lanka would reverse the moratorium on the death penalty, Canada said the punishments in the nature of the death penalty can lead to irreversible miscarriages of justice.

“We strongly and unequivocally oppose the use of the death penalty in all cases. This form of punishment is incompatible with human dignity and can lead to irreversible miscarriages of justice. No justice system is immune from error,” the Canadian High Commission said in a statement.

It said while action to counter the illicit drug trade is important and necessary, there is no evidence that the death penalty is an effective deterrent.

“Further, the resumption of executions could attract global attention and would do little to rebuild Sri Lanka’s image as a peaceful and welcoming destination for travellers and investment.

We join many Sri Lankans and friends of Sri Lanka around the world in urging the government to maintain the moratorium on the death penalty,” the statement said.

  Comments - 9

  • Saman Thursday, 27 June 2019 04:44 PM

    Why not we send those drug dealers to Canada?

    Jayt Thursday, 27 June 2019 04:51 PM

    Whateverthi case, i read latest news about president and his daughter; this was framed up by foreign spies groups to get rid of him and put sri lanka under foreign military occupation and eventually capture sri lanka from singhalese majority and if muslm in sri lanka cooperate with them to undermin srilanka, muslim countries will be target and rest of Palestine will be gone

    FG Thursday, 27 June 2019 04:54 PM

    Where were you people when Saddam Hussein was given the death penalty?

    James Kent Thursday, 27 June 2019 05:11 PM

    Hi Canada you do not grasp the concept this imbecile of a president will never implement the death penalty, this is to fool the public to get re elected. If anybody needs hanging is this bastard for the death of innocent Christian's.

    Good Citzn Thursday, 27 June 2019 05:17 PM

    Then why your neighboring country USA embrace it?

    Mason Master Thursday, 27 June 2019 05:18 PM

    every country could re-impose the death penalty unhindered. But Sri Lanka cannot and is criticized from each Dick, Tom and Harry. I would say "mind your own business".

    Bandu Wanigasekera Thursday, 27 June 2019 05:49 PM

    How can executions of drug dealers affect Sri Lanka’s image as a peaceful and welcoming destination for travellers and investment. Unless they come for drugs or invest in smuggling.

    Sofia Thursday, 27 June 2019 05:50 PM

    ri Lanka will be more peaceful and investment friendly withou drug dealers and drug smugglers.

    Aj Thursday, 27 June 2019 06:48 PM

    Mind yr business pls. What about USA do u go and say anything.

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