CHURCH OF CEYLON SAYS NO TO DEATH PENALTY
July 16, 2018:
The Church of Ceylon (Anglican Church) said it was against the death penalty and instead called on the government to vigorously combat drug smuggling and distribution at all levels in the society. (Sources: dailymirror.lk, 17/07/2018)
Issuing a statement, the Church of Ceylon said it cannot in any way agree with the move to resume the execution of those sentenced to death for drug related crimes and are yet continuing to be involved in the drug trade while in prison.