7 months Sri Lanka to execute 4 drug traffickers Manilatimes |World
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s president said he had signed death warrants for four condemned drug offenders to become the first people to be executed on the island in decades “very soon.” Maithripala Sirisena said he had completed formalities to end a 42-year-old moratorium on the death penalty, which he has said was needed to clamp down on a rampant narcotics trade. “I have signed the death warrants of four. They have not been told yet. We don’t want to announce the names yet because that could lead to unrest in prisons,” Sirisena told reporters at his official residence. AFP Advertisements more