UNP MPs Meet Diplomats From European Nations To Brief Them On Controversy Surrounding Death Penalty

A group of UNP MPs namely Bandula Lal Bandarigoda, Kavinda Jayawardena, Hector Appuhamy and Mujibur Rahunan briefed Heads of Mission of France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania and the UK High Commission in Sri Lanka on the controversy surrounding the death penalty.

"During the meeting, the HoMs restated the strong and unequivocal opposition of the EU and its Member States to capital punishment in all circumstances and in all cases, " the Ambassadors said issuing a statement.

"The HoMs reiterated their call to Sri Lanka to maintain its moratorium on the death penalty with a view towards complete abolition, " the statement added.

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