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Sri Lanka picks two hangmen for first prisoner executions since 1970s

Sri Lanka picks two hangmen for first prisoner executions since 1970s

Sri Lanka has hired two hangmen as it prepares for executions of four prisoners convicted of drug offences in what would be the country's first use of the death penalty for over 40 years, prison authorities said on Friday.

Sri Lanka hiring hangmen, inspired by Philippines' war on drugs

Sri Lanka hiring hangmen, inspired by Philippines' war on drugs

Sri Lanka began advertising for hangmen this week, as the country's president pushes ahead with a hardline policy, modeled on the Philippines, to combat drug trafficking.