Of these applications 99 of them are expected to be called for interviews this month.
However, the Prisons Department said that the two women and foreigner would not be called for interviews. The applications for the post of executioner was open from February 11 to 25th.
The Prison Department said that they had called for males between the age of 18-45 with two Credits including six subjects at the O/L examination for the post of executioner.
The applications for the post of executioner was called as the President had stated on several occasions that the death penalty would be enacted for those convicted of drug racketeering. As the death penalty was not enforced for many years, the position had been vacant.