Posted on 07.06.2019 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
The prison commissioner, T.M.W Thennakoon has told to the Appeal Court that he would inform to the court if the President’s order issued him to carry out the death penalty for any prisoner before the 17th July.
As the President decided to approve the death penalty for the four prisoners, the journalist, Malinda Seneviratna filed a petition by appealing to stop the President’s order and when the Appeal Court was hearing the case on 5th,the prison commissioner explained the situation.
Replying for the question, raised by the chairman of the appeal court judges Yasantha Kodhagoda, the Prison commissioner revealed that he had not received any notice of the day, specific time or location for the implementation of death sentence. He further explained to the appeal court that such a situation had not irrupted yet.
Before this, the Attorney-general(AG) had put a basic objection to the appeal court that the appeal court has no power to call this case. The bench decided that they going to issue the order regarding the basic objection, on next 17th and to issue the notice whether the petition to be examined or not would be informed on 17 as well.
According to that, for the implementation of the death sentences until 17th, the prison commissioner do have to get the court permission.