Prison Department to call applications for Judicial Executioners

Prison Department to call applications for Judicial Executioners

Prison Department to call applications for Judicial Executioners

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

12 Jul, 2018 | 10:11 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Prisons Department has decided to call for applications to the post of Judicial Executioner, which has been vacant since 2015. The decision comes after cabinet approval was granted to allow Capital Punishment for convicted drug traffickers.

Prisons Media Spokesperson, Thushara Upuldeniya said there are two vacancies in the post of Judicial Executioner.

Meanwhile, Upuldeniya noted that the equipment and the rope used to execute death penalty have already been imported and stored at the Prisons Department.

According to Upuldeniya, although measures were taken to recruit people to the post twice before, both previous applicants have left after the training period.

At present, there are 13 inmates sentenced to death, over drug offenses.


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