A vacancy announced for the post of the executioner

A vacancy announced for the post of the executioner

A vacancy announced for the post of the executioner

Written by Staff Writer

08 Feb, 2019 | 8:09 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Department of Prisons states that applications for the post of executioner will be called from next Monday (February 11). Applications will be accepted until the 25th.

The Department of Prisons stressed this decision is set in motion in order to support the strong stance taken by President Maithripala Sirisena in imposing capital punishment on infamous drug peddlers.

Additionally, the Department of Prisons has announced that necessary steps have been taken to acquire all equipment required for the functioning of the gallows following the request from the Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms.

The list of prisoners related to narcotics on death row was handed over to the Presidential Secretariat on January 25. The Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms stated that the list was handed over consequent to the recommendation of the Attorney General. According to the list, 17 detainees have been sentenced to death.

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