Tagged with capital punishment

Who is genuinely against capital punishment?

Daily Mirror We hear these days many voices against the statement made to the heads of media institutions last week by President Maithripala Sirisena that he had signed the documents for the implementation of the death sentence on four convicts. There are political party leaders and leaders of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) among those agitated by the … Continue reading

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Capital punishment in Islam – more the exception

Island  by DR. M. HARIS Z DEEN I read in a recent news article that Sri Lanka has decided to invoke the “death penalty” for drug related offences. It is not clear whether the law relates to ‘trafficking in drugs’, ‘peddling drugs’, mere possession of drugs, or use of drugs. Most countries, Thailand, Malaysia, and … Continue reading

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Row over death Capital Punishment

Daily Mirror Human Rights organizations and some foreign countries, including the EU, are not in favour The general public in the country seems to be endorsing it Is the President admitting his Government’s failure in Prison Administration? How States resort to extra-judicial killings while keeping a moratorium on Death Penalty Why the opposition to capital … Continue reading

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In the name of capital punishment

Daily Mirror Editorial Sri Lanka seems to be a very unsafe country at present given that killings are taking place rampantly. Just a few days ago Independent Group Colombo Municipal Councillor Krishnapillai Thirubanandan was shot by unidentified gunmen in Pettah. He became the fifth victim to be killed in a shooting incident in the recent … Continue reading

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