Carrying out death sentence won’t stop crimes: Ajith P Perera
Carrying out the death sentence will not stop crimes, State Minister Ajith P. Perera told a media briefing yesterday and added that this is a reality he learned through his experience as a lawyer and a lecturer at the police training school.
“I have learned though my experience the crimes cannot be stopped by imposing the death sentence but we will support President Maithripala Sirisena in his decision to the impose death sentence on those who are charged with crimes pertaining to drugs,” he said.
Referring to the statement made by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, who welcomed President’s decision the state minister said one wonders whether the Catholic Church has changed its stance on the death sentence as it did not hold a favorable view on it earlier .
Meanwhile, he said number of thefts had come down to 3,366 in 2017 when compared with 3455 in 2016. He said the thefts reported between January 2018 and May, 2018 was 1260 and that one could anticipate that number of thefts would be reduced by the end of 2018 compared to the previous year.
“Solving rate for thefts had increased to 74 per cent in 2017 when compared with 70.2 per cent in the previous year. Solving rate of thefts within the first five months in 2018 has been 59.5 percent. The number of murders recorded in 2017 was 420 compared with 466 in 2016. Murders during the first five months have been 214 in 2018. Rate of solving of murders has been 92.8 percent in 2017 compared to 93 percent in 2016. Rate of Solving of murders during the first five months of 2018 has been 85 percent. It would be unfair for a person to accuse the police of being inefficient in dealing with crime when one looks at this data,” the state minister said.
(Source: Daily Mirror – By Yohan Perera)
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The deterrence factor of the death sentence is debatable. However, in Sri Lanka ,in the interests of Law and Order, the death sentence should be considered for grave/serious crime against individual or the State such as Treason, Terrorism,Drug trafficking, Rape, Premeditated murder etc. Legal input is required here.Sri Lanka must decide for herself and not be influenced externally by AI etc. Mr President, how about a referendum on this issue? Minister Ajith Perera is trying to confuse the issue by stating “thefts had come down” He appears to show he is against the death sentence, but then again he says he will support President MS to impose the death sentence. It reminds me of the “Thambige Thoppiya” situation and how unreliable politicians are !!
Hon Mr Perera is a clueless Yahapalana Minister similar to others.
Mr Perera should, in the first instance, provide an affidavit that he is not in the payroll of Mendis Arakku like his mate, Sujeeva.
We will then, at least, listen to the rubbish he pours out of his orifice which is in the wrong place.
Suggest that we banish corrupt political leaders (including the 168 in Mendis Arakku Payroll) to the Andaman Islands.
There are 572 islands in the Andaman territory having an area of 8,249 km2. Of these, about 38 are permanently inhabited.
I looked up the dictionary and found this work “DUFFER”.
That is an apt description of this clown State Minister.
Simple! Compare SL and Saudi Arabia.
Found the answer what happen in real life when death sentence is there and active? It deter committing crimes vastly more than in the absence of it .