Europe envoys warn Sri Lanka
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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