Sat, 13 Aug 2022 Today's Paper

MR to request for clemency

25 October 2010 02:15 pm - 30     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

By Gandhya Senanayake

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will request for clemency for Sri Lankan maid Rizana Nafeek who has been sentenced to death for murder of an infant in Saudi Arabia, External Affairs Ministry sources told Daily Mirror online

The “clemency request is currently being processed”   External Affairs Ministry sources said today

The government has taken up the matter of the Rizana Nafeek to a diplomatic level after the Supreme Court in Riyadh endorsed the death sentence given to the teenage maid.

The teenage Sri Lankan maid Rizana Nafeek was Indicted and found guilty of alleged death of an infant while bottle feeding in 2005.  (Daily Mirror online)
Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  Comments - 30

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  • Messenger Monday, 25 October 2010 10:39 PM

    They will tell MR that "ONLY A FAMILY MEMBER SHOULD ASK FOR PARDON AND CLEMENCY".

    abc Tuesday, 26 October 2010 12:57 AM

    This maid made a mistake got punishment and MR going for clemancy, SF did nothing wrong and the whole country requesting clemency where it is ?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 26 October 2010 02:21 AM

    Messenger: Great comment and very appropriate! It is only those who know how to pardon others who should ask others to grant mercy!

    mallie Monday, 25 October 2010 02:19 PM

    Can some Head of State take the lead & request for clemency for Sri Lankan War Hero our own SF?

    Mohd Monday, 25 October 2010 02:25 PM

    We are with you Mr. on this so Please try your level best to get back rizana to SL....

    Chinthaka Monday, 25 October 2010 02:41 PM

    Then who is poor Rizana . Not our own ?

    m rifai nazim Monday, 25 October 2010 02:47 PM

    Great move you Excellency. But i doubt the adamant rulers would accede to your request. The Saudis are no second to Taliban.

    pd Monday, 25 October 2010 02:50 PM

    tks your excellency u are a great leader for people of srilanka. this is a absurd judgement. also pls stop sending maids outside SL. make all efforts to free this poor soul! may God bless you!

    Faqi Monday, 25 October 2010 02:51 PM

    I doubt whether this monstrous regime in KSA will accede to any diplomatic maneuvers. If she was from a western country they would not dare execute this poor girl who was a minor. We should stop sending maids to KSA. Period.

    Hashmat Monday, 25 October 2010 02:56 PM

    MR take this matter with Saudi government this is an accident by an inexperience teenage girl.
    If they need blood money Hope Daily Mirror will take-on the campaign with the well wishers. to collect the money required to free this poor girl.

    sam Monday, 25 October 2010 03:10 PM

    Request might work since Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia both ruling by Kings. (Non democratic countries)

    Nandimithra Monday, 25 October 2010 03:12 PM

    No better than MR himself who does not heed even the Mahanayakes. Like SF case only Rizana should beg for pardon - as per MR philosophy.

    Mohamed Shafraz Tuesday, 26 October 2010 04:56 AM

    Br Rifai I wondering whether you have any Idea about Islamic Law. in this case Saudi King has no rights to pardon, in this case crime has committed against an individual only parants of Baby can pardon. Only king can do is request for mercy from parants of Baby. Saudi authority can arrange a meeting between Rizana and Parants of Baby and let her to request Pardon on behalf of Allah . Lets pray Allah for Rizana return SL.

    malkanthi Tuesday, 26 October 2010 04:56 AM

    well said, that will be diplomatic tit for tat.

    Ali Khan Monday, 25 October 2010 03:22 PM

    Arabs inhuman behavior tarnish the image of Islam among other religions. They are vehemently chasing away those who wish to embrace Islam by their animal attitude.

    justitia Monday, 25 October 2010 03:37 PM

    Great move by our President! Thank you and wish you are successful in this most noble deed.We are with you behind this.

    Shakir Tuesday, 26 October 2010 09:44 AM

    Our president should not interfere in the affairs of Muslim countries. They should deal with this under their law. Mahinda has no right to get involved in Sharia.

    sanjeev Monday, 25 October 2010 04:47 PM

    This is enough.Do not send house maids to this ruthless country any more.

    Imran Hameed Wednesday, 27 October 2010 04:48 AM

    Shakir, we who live in Saudi Arabia know too well the state of the sharia. Do keep your primitive opinions to yourself. What the world needs is more tolerant and moderate muslims...definitely no narrow minded people like you.

    oooman Monday, 25 October 2010 04:56 PM

    If MR achieve something from this... he might get more Muslims votes...but as a president great !

    anura Monday, 25 October 2010 05:00 PM

    Move is very good , appriciated , he should do like this to any suffring slankans in middle east
    if this haapened in Iran , he can get easy clemency, because iran need controversials friends like MR now

    anura Monday, 25 October 2010 05:02 PM

    VERY True!

    Shamil Zain Monday, 25 October 2010 05:28 PM

    The saudis are ruthless criminals and land where the sharia is applied in the most wrongful manner. God save this girl.

    shace-UK Monday, 25 October 2010 05:39 PM

    well said brother

    Daniel Monday, 25 October 2010 06:35 PM

    Sarath fonseka is in Jail for what he has done,
    dont compare him with this poor girl

    we really apreciate what MR is going to do

    raymond Monday, 25 October 2010 08:22 PM

    In return King Abdullah may ask MR clemency for General Fonseka!

    nandasena Monday, 25 October 2010 08:41 PM

    Your excellency, practice what you preach!!!! There are too many mass graves in Sri Lanka!!!!

    JC Monday, 25 October 2010 09:14 PM

    Dear MR, you can be the greatest president in the world if you realese SF !


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.


Tamil Parties Must Urge Full Implementation of 13A

Last week’s article was about the guerilla war fought by the Janatha Vimukt

Govt. re-recommends COVID-19 regulations: Medics, legal experts warn of vaccine expiry dates and injuries

The public has once again been advised to wear masks to prevent the spread of

8-year-old grave sexual abuse victim gets justice after 18 years

In Palawela Udaniriella, an 8-year-old girl became the victim of Grave Sexual

Covid makes a comeback!

These questions have been buzzing in our heads over the past few weeks as hea