A Sri Lanka newspaper advertisement for the job of hangman. Photo: ReutersA Sri Lanka newspaper advertisement for the job of hangman. Photo: Reuters
A Sri Lanka newspaper advertisement for the job of hangman. Photo: Reuters

Sri Lanka shortlists 47 potential executioners as President Maithripala Sirisena launches Duterte-inspired war on drugs

  • Two months after President Sirisena announced Sri Lanka would end a 43-year moratorium on executions, the country is looking to hire hangmen
  • As there are no professionals in the country, the preferred candidates would have to be trained offshore, said an official

Topic |   Sri Lanka
A Sri Lanka newspaper advertisement for the job of hangman. Photo: ReutersA Sri Lanka newspaper advertisement for the job of hangman. Photo: Reuters
A Sri Lanka newspaper advertisement for the job of hangman. Photo: Reuters
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