The national cricket team visited the Apeksha Cancer Hospital in Maharagama yesterday and donated medicine worth one million rupees. Test captain Dinesh Chandimal speaking to the parent of a little patient.

Anglican church opposes

hasty decision to hang

KANDY: The Anglican Church of Ceylon has taken exception to the government’s decision to resume judicial executions of repeat drug offenders.

A joint statement issued by the Bishop of Colombo Rt. Rev. Dhiloraj Canagasabey and the Bishop of Kurnegala Rt. Rev. Keerthi Fernando says, ‘The Church of Ceylon (Anglican Church) cannot, in any way, agree with the move as it has been a rushed decision without proper reflection against the backdrop of criticism and public disquiet about the spate of gang related murders and shootings in the recent days.



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