UNP delegation discuss death penalty with EU

A delegation from the United National Party (UNP) had talks with the European Union in Colombo today on the death penalty.

The Delegation of the European Union (EU) in Sri Lanka, issued a statement following the talks in agreement with the Embassies of France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania and the UK High Commission.

The statement said that the EU Heads of Mission (HoMs) received a visit by a group of United National Party parliamentarians today to discuss the death penalty.

During the meeting, the HoMs restated the strong and unequivocal opposition of the EU and its Member States to capital punishment in all circumstances and in all cases.

The HoMs reiterated their call to Sri Lanka to maintain its moratorium on the death penalty with a view towards complete abolition.


  1. European countries can’t stop the death penalty in Singapore, Philippines, China, or in the US. They know that Sri Lankan leaders don’t have backbone or knowledge.

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