Justice Minister backs death penalty for drug smugglers

Justice Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva has backed a proposal to implement the death penalty for drug smugglers.

Speaking at the Justice Ministry today, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said that there are other countries which implement the death penalty for similar offences.

He questioned why Sri Lanka could not implement the death penalty when countries like the US, Australia and Singapore did.

Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva charged that foreign pressure was only exerted on Sri Lanka when Sri Lanka looked to implement the death penalty. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. I support the death penalty, because there are enough proves in Singapore concludes that death penalty deters from drugs trafficking.

  2. Welcome thought. Minister should also include people involved in corruption under this list. Because of corruption somewhere in the line drugs are coming into to Sri Lanka. People in the entire line should face death penalty. We are following most chinese practices. In this instance we must mandatorily follow it for the benefit of innocent youths.

  3. Here we go ! Another talk fest. Stop talking and start executing. If there is a backlash from foreign entities it will last about two weeks, before attention is turned elsewhere. As a fallback position the judiciary can be blamed for passing the sentence.

    But what has Nimal Siripala De Silva ever achieved, except, occupying the space of two people on this earth?


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