President Maithripala Sirisena says the date has been set to implement the death penalty.
Speaking at an event today, the President said that tough action will be taken against those involved in drug trafficking.
He said that the country needs to have strong laws and tough penalties and that punishment must be implemented.
As a result he said that the death penalty will be implemented on repeat offenders involved in drug trafficking.
Human rights groups and the UN have raised concerns over the President’s decision to implement the death penalty. (Colombo Gazette)