Sri Lanka president signs 4 death warrants to end moratorium Jun 27, 2019 0 970 12345 AFPColomboSri Lanka’s president said on Wednesday he has signed death warrants for four condemned drug offenders to become the first people to be executed on the island in decades “very soon”.Maithripala Sirisena said he has completed formalities to end a 42-year-old moratorium on the death penalty which he has said is needed to clamp down on a rampant narcotics trade. “I have signed the death warrants of four. They have not been told yet. We don’t want to announce the names yet because that could lead to unrest in prisons,” Sirisena said.An official said the president wanted the hangings to be a powerful message to the illegal drugs trade. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Pompeo vows close ties with India Jun 27, 2019 0 1359 HK protesters urge G20 to raise plight with China Jun 27, 2019 0 1371 ICC prosecutor seeks Bangladesh and Myanmar probe Jun 27, 2019 0 1221 Pained by Muslim man’s lynching, says Indian PM AFP New Delhi Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that he was “pained” by the killing last week of a Muslim man who was tortured and forced to chant Hindu slogans, the latest example of rising communal .. 2 US service members killed in Afghanistan Reuters KABUL Two US service members were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement. It gave no further details and withheld the names of the service members until next ..