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Writ petition against death penalty: further submissions fixed for tomorrow

Further inquiry into the writ petition which was filed seeking an Interim Order preventing the prison authorities from executing the sentence of death on any person was today fixed for tomorrow (03) by Court of Appeal.

The writ petition was today taken up before Court of Appeal five-judge-bench comprising Justice Yasantha Kodagoda (President), Justice Deepali Wijesundera, Justice Janak de Silva, Justice Achala Wengappuli and Justice Arjuna Obeysekera.
 
Counsel Niran Anketel appearing for the petitioner informed Court that the Superintendent of Welikada Prison and the Executioner are not entitled in prevailing laws to execute a person sentenced to death.


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