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Sri Lanka Seeks Executioner With ‘Excellent Moral Character’
Sri Lanka Seeks Executioner With ‘Excellent Moral Character’

Sri Lanka, intent on reviving the death penalty after a 42-year moratorium, first has to find a hangman. To that end, the government has placed advertisements in local newspapers, seeking male candidates between 18 and 45 years old with “excellent moral character” and “a very good mind and mental strength.”

New York Times - Feb 15 20:51 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights ]

‘Sri Lanka wants Tamil refugees to return’
‘Sri Lanka wants Tamil refugees to return’

At 76, Austin Fernando, a veteran of the Sri Lankan bureaucracy, is perhaps the oldest to hold the post of High Commissioner to India. During his visit to Chennai to obtain first-hand knowledge of the situation pertaining to Tamil refugees, he said that “Sri Lanka needs them. We want them to return”. Excerpts:

The Hindu - Feb 11 15:22 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, Tamil Nadu, Refugees ]

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