ECONOMYNEXT- The Sri Lanka Department of Government Printing has gazetted a private members’ bill to abolish the death penalty.
The bill which was gazetted, seeks to amend all laws which mention the death penalty with the punishment of life imprisonment.
Convicts who were in the past sentenced to death will be commuted to life imprisonment as well, if the bill is passed.
UNP Parliamentarian Bandula Lal Bandarigoda will be presenting the bill in parliament.
The bill, which was handed over to parliament had been directly sent to be gazetted, suspending standing orders in parliament, which require the bill to be vetted by the Attorney General.