Capital Punishment
Posted on July 16th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera

There is much publicity given by the press and social media about the President’s intentions to reimpose capital punishment to selective number of prisoners who were purportedly involved in drug trade.Why this discrimination ?

What about phedopiles ,rapists ,murderers who have committed multiple murders?

I cannot fathom why The president has to publicly announce that he will not hesitate to order to hang only drug peddlers? If government wants to hang them , HE could just sign the decree and execute them .Why should the state create a dialogue about the righteousness of the decree ?

Today we note that countries like Norway ,UK some EU members writing to the Sri Lankan government expressing their concern .May be government was deliberately giving publicity and create opinion that oh our leader is trying to erase drug menace but other countries who by our Fish are not allowing us   !!!

It may be another gymmik like ,compulsary rule to wear helmets,lane rules for drivers,enhanced traffic penalties etc…where imposing rules were abandoned due to protests .

If government wants to do something for the good of the country ,society and the whole population ,they should just make sure that existing rules are followed .No need to publicise

Every statement made by the rulers are to  create popularity to counter declining favourable opinions about the government ?

What they could do is just hang them

Word will go around and no time for liberals to protest

Another proposal is to expedite appeal hearings of such convicts in the newly established Courts for trying Corruption cases

Most probably people who will be tried for Corruption can also be tried for drug pedalling in the same Court house as most of the time ,corrupt politicians are drug peddlers ?..

 

3 Responses to “Capital Punishment”

  1. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    DR. SARATH !! TO YOUR THIRD LINE, COULD I ADD THE FOLLOWING:-A PRIME MINISTER WHO AUTHORED THE **GRAND CENTRAL BANK ROBBERY, TWICE, AND A PRESIDENT WHO RECIPROCATES WITH LOYALTY, AND TURNING A BLIND EYE TO GRAND LARCENY, FOR BEING IN HIS CURRENT POSITION, deviyange pihitai.

  2. Nimal Says:

    All convicts of murder and drug trafficking should be executed. Keeping them in prison is a joke costing us the honest tax payers.

  3. aloy Says:

    All druggies and those directly involved should be executed without so many appeals. SL is not like Europe where they have secure borders; disregard EU calls to rescind the decision.

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