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Europe envoys warn Sri Lanka

By: Eastern Eye Staff

TRADE DEALS STOP IF HANGING RETURNS EU ambassadors warned Sri Lanka on Monday (16) against ending its 42-year moratorium on capital punishment and said the island risked losing trade concessions if it went ahead. Last week president Maithri­pala Sirisena said repeat drug of­fenders would be hanged as part of his administration’s new crack­down on narcotics. “The diplomatic missions have requested the president to main­tain the moratorium on the im­plementation of the death penal­ty and to uphold Sri Lanka’s tradi­tion of opposition to capital pun­ishment,” the EU ambassadors said in a joint statement. The communique was sup­ported by their colleagues from…

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