News

Abolition of Death Penalty bill gazetted

17 July 2019 - 123   - 0

A Private Member bill submitted to Parliament to abolish death penalty was published by the Department of Government Printing.  The bill titled “Abolition of Death penalty’ was submitted by Galle district Parliamentarian Bandula Lal Bandarigoda early this month. 

The bill seeks legislature approval to amend that any person in respect of whom a sentence of death has been imposed prior to the coming into force of this Act, shall be deemed to be a person sentenced to imprisonment for life in respect of such offence.

"Any person who has committed, prior to the coming into force of this Act, an offence punishable with death, but in respect of whom a sentence of punishment has not yet been imposed by Court, shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable with imprisonment for life," a sub-clause from the bill further added.

  Comments - 0

  • Leave a comment



Top Stories

Islamic organization leader arrested for abetting banned extremist groups

A leader of an Islamic organisation has been arrested today (Aug 25) for allegedly abetting three proscribed groups in the country. Police ...

25 August 2019 - Views : 23

Foreign countries should not be allowed to intervene in internal affairs: Cardinal

25 August 2019

Presidential hopeful Rajapaksa vows to set-up independent body to probe terrorist attacks

25 August 2019

Three-wheeler catches fire along Southern Expressway

25 August 2019



style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px"
data-ad-client="ca-pub-6200193111498313"
data-ad-slot="1999573490">

 

Features & Analysis

How concept bookstore 'Venpaa' in Jaffna is meeting a need for Tamil literature

'Venpaa' in Tamil refers to a branch of classical Tamil poetry. Bearing this classic Tamil name, a distinctiv...

In pictures : Groundbreaking ceremony for 'Fantasy Island' theme park at Battaramulla

Waters Edge, together with Melchers Project Management Ltd having announced plans to build a theme park overlook...

Bharatha Natyam Recital at the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre

A Bharatha Natyam Recital by Anuka King will take place at the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC), Hi...

Discovery of exoplanets by Lankan Team

For the first time in the island’s history, a group of Sri Lankans has discovered a new extra-solar planetary s...



style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px"
data-ad-client="ca-pub-6200193111498313"
data-ad-slot="1999573490">