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It was unjust for someone, who was convicted with the maximum punishment of being sentenced to death to be part of Parliament, which is the law making body, National People's Power (NPP) MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today.

He told Parliament that someone who was sentenced to death was not released on bail even after filing an appeal because of several reasons.

“A prisoner sentenced to death is not allowed to move with others or released on bail even after filing an appeal even though he is considered an accused. It is done as he might escape, commit suicide or commit another murder as the maximum punishment he receives is the death sentence which is what he is had received now. There are specific rules and regulations in prisons with regard to condemned prisoners,” Mr. Dissanayake said.

Speaking during the adjournment debate on the Central Bank annual report he said investigations should be carried out into the swindling of trillions of rupees of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) between 2008 and 2012.

He said a separate report should be presented in Parliament to reveal how the EPF was misused and asked about the fate of the Forensic Audit report issued on Central Bank bond scam.(Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

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  • Common Man Wednesday, 09 September 2020 03:09 AM

    true, we Sri Lankan citizen don't want a convict to make laws.

    Dayawathie Wednesday, 09 September 2020 03:11 AM

    The people had the chance to reject him at the election but they didn't. What stupid people we got in this beautiful country to elect him?. It is all over now and no point crowing about it.

    Rene Wednesday, 09 September 2020 05:11 AM

    First you resign for your murders and others may follow

    kill and win Wednesday, 09 September 2020 06:28 AM

    Murder convicts will be a qualification at the next up coming elections for Hotu candidates . Why , Then Duminda will be also a beneficary .

    FF Wednesday, 09 September 2020 09:20 AM

    CONVICTS ARE LAW BREAKERS AND NOT FIT TO BE WITH LAW MAKERS

    raj Wednesday, 09 September 2020 01:11 PM

    this is a proof that law breakers are the one who make laws in Sri Lanka

    Sumaiyya Ahamed Wednesday, 09 September 2020 03:18 PM

    How can a lower court contermand the ruling of the Supreme Court? If that is possible,in our legal system God Help Sri Lanka!

    Pantha Kumaran Wednesday, 09 September 2020 03:51 PM

    Anura, please note we are only country in the world who voted and elected a murderer to the Parliament. What else you can say. Murderers are rapists are holding top jobs.

    Doc Thursday, 10 September 2020 06:01 AM

    This applies to you and your 3% clan too..only difference is you guys went Scot free without trial...a pot calling a kettle black


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