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The UNP yesterday said it was not agreeable to President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to implement death sentence.

The party said in a statement that it had not moved away from the policy of the late President J. R Jayewardene who abolished the implementation of death sentence.

"The death sentence was abolished by late President J R Jayewardene and it was continued by late President R Premadasa and D B Wijetunge. Even President Chandrika Kumaratunga continued this policy," the party said.(Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 8

  • AGR Friday, 28 June 2019 04:12 AM

    Intentional killers and hired killers have to be put away.

    hoodwinker Friday, 28 June 2019 06:17 AM

    why? do you have sympathiser's , we strongly need to eradicate this menace once for all Are you in or out? all those who abolished it perhaps was with them who knows.?

    Janaka from Matara Friday, 28 June 2019 07:33 AM

    A kind of spineless position expected from a spineless party boss like Ranil W!! What Sirisena (for all his despicable ways ) is doing is completing the process as allowed in the law book. He is not changing or abusing the law. If UNP is against the death penalty, Ranil should change the laws, without trying to appear posh to the outside world.

    herron Friday, 28 June 2019 07:36 AM

    They may have supporters there,what happened to nation is not their priority,there money,and their gangsters to beat opposition

    Leo Friday, 28 June 2019 07:46 AM

    Ofcourse, most under world leaders are kapuwath kola type. makes sense in that case.

    Anu Friday, 28 June 2019 09:01 AM

    That's fine. Probably you don't want to get rid of the main funders of UNP. We will make sure wipe you out from the next election .

    Yehiya Friday, 28 June 2019 09:09 AM

    Go for referendum. Blindly following the west culture.

    Jude Friday, 28 June 2019 08:50 PM

    UNP worried !!! There's a good chance some of it's Members end up in Gallows!!!

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