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Jul 11, 2018
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Sri Lankan govt approves capital punishment for drug offences

The Sri Lankan Cabinet has unanimously approved a move to bring back capital punishment for drug-related crimes, paving way for the resumption of death penalty after nearly 40 years. Executions have not been carried out in Sri Lanka as successive Presidents in office since 1978 have refused to issue death warrants.

Gamini Jayawickrema Perera, Minister of the Buddhist Order said, the government cannot allow inmates in prison to destroy the country by directing crimes adding that convicts carry out drug trade while still in prison.

Although capital punishment is in the statute, Sri Lanka had stopped hangings since 1976. Death row prisoners spend life terms in jail.

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