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France, Norway and Germany urge Sri Lanka not to reinstate death penalty

Cartoon: Sajith Bandara @tmdsbekanayaka,  Norway and Germany have expressed deep concern regarding the Sri Lankan President’s decision to resume executions in the country for drug offenders. “Norway...

Sri Lanka: EU hints that resuming death penalty may affect GSP + concession

Issuing  a statement on President Sirisena's statement that he has authorized to carry out death penalty for 4 convicted prisoners in the death raw,...

Sri Lanka President’s anti-drug campaign: For real or a farce? – Ranga Jayasuriya

Is President Maithripala Sirisena’s anti-narcotic campaign an opportunistic farce to lure voters to his bid for a second term in the office- or a...

The European Union & the like minded countries call on Sri Lanka to maintain its moratorium on the death penalty.

The Delegation of the European Union (EU) issues the following statement in agreement with the Embassies of France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania and the...

LfD urges President Sirisena not to give into the temptation of implement populist moves that in reality, achieve nothing.

Lawyers for Democracy (LfD) notes, with grave concern that President Maithripala Sirisena plans to execute at least 13 death row prisoners. By lifting a...

Sri Lanka Should Think Twice Before Copying Duterte’s Vicious Drug War

Image: Filipino men place their hands over their heads as they are rounded up during a police operation on October 7, 2016. Photo credit: © Aaron Favila/AP...

Sri Lanka: The death penalty is a cruel and irreversible punishment

(11 July 2018) Sri Lanka must pull back from any plans to implement the death penalty and preserve its longstanding positive record on shunning this...

Abolish Death Penalty – Sri Lanka HRC Tells the Government

His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Presidential Secretariat, Colombo 1 Your Excellency, RECOMMENDATION TO ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALW IN SRI LANKA We extend...

Sri Lanka will Vote in Favor of UN Resolution for Moratorium on Death Penalty – Justice Minister

Oct 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka will not implement the death penalty temporarily as the country has decided to vote in favor of a UN...
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