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Human Rights Commission urges Sri Lanka President against death penalty

The Sri Lankan Human Rights Commission has written to the President of Sri Lanka, urging him to reconsider the plans to bring in the death penalty for drug trafficking convicts.

The Commission’s chairperson Deepika Udagama said that the death penalty os a serious human rights violation and that implementing it would not address the issue of drug trafficking.

The letter also stated that implementing the death penalty would worsen the already diminished reputation of the country’s justice system.