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Prez slams Govt. for opposing death penalty

President Maithripala Sirisena slammed the Government as well as the Opposition for opposing the implementation of the death penalty on serious offenders of illegal drug trafficking.

He made this comment at an event held today (01) at the Sugathadasa Stadium to mark the end of the island-wide National Drug Prevention Week.

President Sirisena strongly defended the act of implementing the death penalty on serious offenders of illegal drug trafficking while saying that countries like the US and China implement the death penalty.

He provided the system implemented by the Philippines as an example as well, however, while saying that he will not follow the Philippines system but would have if he could.