Wide consensus in favour of death penalty
Following lengthy debate and lobbying of ideas, the public, Cabinet
and Members of Parliament have reached a common belief that the death
penalty should be implemented for child molesters and drug lords,
Cabinet Spokesman and Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said.
According to Minister Rambukwella the death penalty has been in
existence in Sri Lanka for a long time but the Executive had not signed
the death warrant since 1977.
Now interviews are going on to recruit hang men and the salaries of
hangmen are being discussed.
Discussions are going on in the Cabinet for required amendments to
the law if implementing the death penalty. Minister Rambukwerlla pointed
out that there is a strong opinion in the country for the death penalty
to be implemented against child molesters and drug lords.
But, there is no evidence anywhere in the world to suggest that the
implementation of the death penalty reduce crimes.
If this is true, the US should be free of any type of crimes.
"Politicians belonging to all parties are involved in child exploitation
incidents and crimes but only the politicians who belong to the UPFA are
being highlighted because they belong to the government.
"It is good that the entire country has come to a common opinion on
implementing the death penalty," Minister Rambukwella added.