President Maithripala Sirisena maintained he wants to go ahead with the implementation of the death penalty.
The President said that those who are against implementing the death penalty on drug traffickers are against building a better country.
He says he decided to implement the death penalty for drug traffickers with the aim of building a better country for future generations.
President Sirisena made these remarks while addressing a religious ceremony held to present the Scroll to the Most Ven. Galgodagama Sobhita Nayaka Thero for being elevated to the position of Chief Sanganayaka of the Uva Province of the Amarapura Siri Saddhammawansha Maha Nikaya, at the Bandarawela Urban Council Auditorium, today.