A man reads an advertisement of the vacancy for hangmen on a newspaper in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo: Reuters

Sri Lanka looking to hire executioners for US$200 a month as it resumes hanging for drug trafficking

  • Candidates should be Sri Lankan, male, aged between 18 and 45, and have both ‘excellent moral character’ and ‘mental strength’, said an advertisement in the local newspapers
  • Sri Lanka’s last hangman quit in 2014 without ever having to execute anyone, citing stress after seeing the gallows for the first time. Another hired last year never turned up for work
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A man reads an advertisement of the vacancy for hangmen on a newspaper in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo: Reuters
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