x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Sri Lanka interviews applicants for job as hangman

Sri Lanka this week began interviews for the post of hangman a year after two positions fell vacant, with at least 480 convicts on death row.

Sri Lanka this week began interviews for the post of hangman a year after two positions fell vacant, with at least 480 convicts on death row.

But it was not quite clear how the two successful candidates would fill their days - the death penalty has not been used in Sri Lanka, a predominantly Buddhist country, since 1976.