Sri Lanka, July 5 -- The Supreme Court has delivered an interim order preventing the implementation of the death penalty until the 30th of October.

The order was delivered by a three-judge bench consisting of Supreme Court Justices Buwaneka Aluwihare, Prasanna Jayawardene and Gamini Amarasekara.

Twelve petitions filed with the Supreme Court against the implementation of the death penalty were taken up for consideration before the judge bench today (05).

President's Counsel M.A. Sumanthiran, appearing on behalf of the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by Attorney-at-Law K.H. Geeganage, pointed out that imposing the death sentence on four selected death row inmates is a violation of Article 12 (1) of the Constitution which ensures tha...