SRI LANKA: 1, 299 ON DEATH-ROW IN PRISONS
December 31, 2018:
A total of 1, 299 death row inmates, including inmates who had appealed against their sentence, have been detained in Sri Lankan prisons as of 31 December 2018, the Ministry of Justice and Prisons Reforms said on 9 January 2019. (Sources: dailymirror.lk, 10/01/2019)
It said 1,215 male inmates and 84 female inmates were among them. “Among the 1,299 convicts, 789 male and 34 female convicts had appealed against their sentences,” the Ministry said.
The Ministry said death sentences of approximately 426 male convicts and 50 female convicts have been confirmed.