President Maithripala Sirisena’s diabolical plan to boost his image as a strong leader by resuming executions was dealt a grave blow and also met with major humiliation today, as the Supreme Court issued an interim order suspending the implementation of the death penalty until October 30, 2019.
The Supreme Court issued an interim order in consideration of a Fundamental Rights petition filed by a prisoner who is currently on death row.
Multiple parties have filed for action against Sirisena’s decision to authorize death penalty for four convicts.
During a meeting with heads of media institutions last week, Sirisena announced he has signed the death warrant of four prisoners and the executions will proceed as planned.
Meanwhile Transparency International Sri Lanka today tweeted out the letters issued by the President’s Secretariat and the Prisons Headquarters where both parties have refused to provide details, in response to Right to Information requests asking for details of the death warrants Sirisena claims he signed.