Sri Lanka has started advertising for executioners after the country’s President declared he would reinstate the death penalty.
Candidates must be Sri Lankan men aged between 18 and 45, have “excellent moral character” and a “very good mind and mental strength,” according to the newspaper ad issued by Sri Lanka’s commissioner general of prisons.
No one has been executed in Sri Lanka since the South Asian nation placed a moratorium on capital punishment in 1976. While murder, rape, and drug trafficking and distribution are still considered capital crimes, sentences are routinely commuted to life imprisonment.
The country’s last hangman resigned in 2014, having never carried out an execution, according to Reuters. Read more