Hirunka to present motion calling for judicial executions


By Jayasuriya Udukumbura

Colombo District UNP MP Hirunika Premachandra said that she would present a private member’s motion seeking the approval of Parliament to reactivate capital punishment in Sri Lanka.

She told The Island that she had been requested by Deputy Minister of Social Welfare and Empowerment, Ranjan Ramanayake to move the motion.

Premachandra said that she would be proposing in her motion that the issue of reactivating capital punishment should be put before Parliament for a vote.

She said that once the motion went through Parliament she would request President Maithripala Sirisena and the government to consider bringing back the capital punishment in the face of increasing anti-social and violent activities.

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