Jul 17, 2018

Gallows to be tested with a dummy Featured

The gallows will be tested with a dummy to see if it is in working order, says prisons commissioner general Nishan Dhanasinghe.

The testing will take place within days, he says.

According to him, the gallows has now been repaired, and its maintenance will be entrusted to a hangman, who will be recruited shortly.

He adds that a woman cannot be recruited to perform the duties of the hangman.