Speaking, media spokesperson of the Prisons Department - Thushara Upuldeniya said that there are two vacancies for executioners.
The post has remained vacant since 2015. Although two persons had been recruited, they had left after the training, he added.
He further said that the department already possesses the necessary rope and equipment used for hanging.
At the present 13 prison inmates face the death penalty over charges of drug trafficking. The 13 inmates also include one woman.