Sri Lanka president signs death warrant of four Nigerians to end Moratorium

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said on Wednesday (Jun 26) the government would press ahead with a controversial plan to reinstate the death penalty for drug-related offences.

“I have already signed (the) death penalty for four (convicts). It will be implemented soon and we have already decided the date as well,” Mr Sirisena told reporters in Colombo, without elaborating on the date or the names of the convicts.

The justice ministry said more than a dozen people had been shortlisted to fill the vacancy, but no formal appointment has been made.


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