Sri Lanka President says he signed death warrants for four convicted drug traffickers

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says he has signed the death sentence of four prisoners convicted of drug offenses. He said the date for the executions has been decided.

The President addressing the heads of media institutions today said the there is political instability in the country because of the 19th Amendment and it should be abolished before or after the presidential election regardless of who becomes the President if they love the country.

President Sirisena told media persons that he will decide on contesting for the next presidential election based on the decision taken by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

The President said the reports of holding a referendum were completely false and said that a general election would be held within two months of the presidential election.

President Sirisena said he completely opposes the SOFA and agreements that allow the US military to come to the country. The President said he had opposed these agreements in the cabinet as well.

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