Sir Richard Branson writes to PM Wickremesinghe against death penalty

27 June 2019 - 227   - 1

Renowned business magnate Sir Richard Branson has called on the Sri Lankan government to uphold its four decade moratorium on the death penalty.

He had made these remarks in a letter addressed to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Prime Minister's Advisor told Times Online.

Mr. Branson's remarks comes following President Maithripala Sirisena's announcement stating that he has signed the death penalty for four inmates.

Taking to his Twitter handle, he also said that the Sri Lankan President must revise his decision by taking a cue from Maldives.

"Executions can be devastating and are never the solution," the tweet read. "The wonderful people of Sri Lanka deserve better than this."

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  • L De Silva Thursday, 27 June 2019 09:27 AM

    Who is Branson to tell us what to do? Does he believe he is some knight in shinning armor and that people are waiting to be saved by the psycho!?? Let him then organise a concert on the Indian ocean just like he did to support the illegal regime and puppet of the US Juan Guaido outside the Venezuelan border! Probably this nutcracker wants to run for PM in Britain in the future and is attempting to establish a name in international affairs!

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