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Sri Lanka's government wants to set an executioner

For a long time has been enforced in Sri Lanka does not have the death penalty more fully. President Sirisena wants to change that - because of the fight against drugs. Now the government is looking for hangman by advertisement.

Job opportunity - the display appeared to be well visible in the Daily News, the major English-language national daily newspaper. A third of a page in the top left above the break - striking. Even the Advertisement of the mark, with the help of the University of Colombo wants to hire a new Deputy librarian, yet got sufficient attention.

The view page of the "Daily News" found far more rarely in such international attention. How to take: The policy in Sri Lanka creates jobs, at least two. "After all, what I hear from the parties here, we will introduce the death penalty, probably sometime in the next few months," says Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. "I am absolutely determined to ensure - even if there should be protests."

The Job offer for the executioner in the "Daily News" for discussions.

for example, to Duterte

take the justice wants to set the Ministry of the two executioners is also due to him. Sirisena praised the Philippine example: the police and the judiciary in Sri Lanka will be able to proceed similarly tough stance against drug dealers. Capture, convict, and hang this Anti-drug triad of the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has impressed Sri Lanka's head of state, quite obviously, a deep. During a visit in January, Sirisena could not be swayed that the Anti-drug war has cost in the Philippines, meanwhile, thousands of Innocent lives.

the Meeting with The Philippine President Duterte has left Sir Lankan President Sirisena (left) Eindrucl.

On the streets of Colombo, the new hard-line policy can be found. "If the President wants to reinstate the death penalty, then that's good. There is simply too much crime in this country," says a newspaper vendor. "Especially because of the drugs - for corruption and many other illegal developments."

Heroin, but mainly cannabis products are widely used in Sri Lanka. The island Republic South of India, was just named by the Lonely Planet travel guide to the destination of the year 2019. That the routes of international cartels also run on the new modern container port of Colombo, is known. For years, the number of rises.

Since 1976, all death sentences

drug trade is evidenced in Sri Lanka, with the death penalty, however, all causes of death have been converted since 1976, judgments in life-long converted. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe not much from the initiative of its President, will have to bend may be the mood on the street.

At its Stand this vegetable dealer puts in front of the camera, the Reuters news Agency. Behind him, flashes from the shelf a electric Buddha, and tells of the eternal cycle of imperfection, and rebirth. "The death penalty must be introduced," says the vegetable vendor. "Because of the many acts of violence, the more and more. We need a hangman."

to find the necessary professionals, you may not quite simple. In March, you want to start in the Ministry of justice in order to question the first applicant. You must be between 18 and 45 years of age, male, and without a criminal record. An official medical examination certificate. Especially mental health is now required. Sri Lanka's last hangman quit in 2014, without ever having killed someone. Of psychological Stress in the face of the gallows. His successor was then published in the first place to work.

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