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Those opposing the death penalty did not bring laws against terrorism – Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena said that legislators who have been unable to bring new laws to the parliament to eliminate terrorist movements are now proposing laws to end the death penalty.

The President made these remarks at a ceremony held at Sir John Kotelawala Central College in Kurunegala this afternoon (2 Aug) to present awards to the winners of the North-Western Inter-School Design Competition.

The President said that world leaders do not stand up against drug traffickers because they are aware of the risk to their lives or their ability to overthrow the government.

He, however, will not give up on it as he started the campaign knowing the risks involved.

Sirisena also pointed out that the drug dealers are being supported by some politicians in order that no action would be taken against these criminals.

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