Prisons Department not informed on executions

The Prisons Department informed the Court of Appeal today that it has not been informed of a decision to execute four convicts.

The department said that it has no information on the convicts likely to be executed, the date or venue for the executions.

The Prisons Department also gave an undertaking that it will not execute anyone until July 17 even if an order is received.

A petition has been filed in court against moves by President Maithripala Sirisena to execute four convicts sentenced to death on drug related charges.

The President had said recently that he has already signed the order to execute the convicts.

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