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Executioners to get a raise & a house!

The Department of Prisons is mulling over a providing a host of additional benefits to the post of executioner, reports say.

Officials are reportedly considering whether it is possible to increase the salary of from the present 35,000 (inclusive of all benefits) to Rs. 50,000.

According to the Prisons Media Spokesperson- Thushara Upuldeniya, it has also been proposed to provide security and a house for the two persons who will be recruited for the two vacant positions of executioner.

He also added that women will not be recruited for the post.

Meanwhile, it is said that the Prisons HQ has received an appeal to re-recruit the executioners who had left the post.

The post of executioner, which had been vacant since 2013, and the Gazette Notification on July 21 will call for applications.