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Sri Lanka Medial Association opposes death penalty

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 30, 2019 18:52

Sri Lanka Medial Association opposes death penalty

The Sri Lanka Medial Association has requested the government to refrain from implementing the death penalty. Issuing a statement the President of the Association has said that high social standards cannot be achieved by implementing the death penalty.

The Sri Lanka Medical Association in their statement has pointed out the impact on the medical profession and the nation by carrying out the death penalty. They have said that it is against ethics for doctors to take part in the process of implementing the death penalty or to examine the fitness of inmates for the capital punishment. They have pointed out that the civilized society is questioning the justification of the death penalty.

The association states that people and individuals in the legal field have already pointed out that the decision is not suitable for the country. It has requested not to take hasty decisions and to allow the dialogue among the people about the matter to be continued. It has expressed its belief that the political authority would protect the democratic values.

The statement issued by the Sri Lanka Medical Association has informed the doctors that taking part to implement the death penalty or contributing to the process in any manner are against medical ethics.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 30, 2019 18:52

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