|Another Sri Lankan sentenced to death|
Death penalty in Qatar
A 22-year-old Sri Lankan Wengadasalm Sudeshkar has been sentenced to death by a court in Doha after he was found guilty of killing an Indian.Wengadaaslam Sudeshkar who is a resident of Kandana has left for employment in Qatar in March in 2010.The incident occurred in 2011.Wengadasalm Sudeshkar was arrested in June 2011 and a Qatar court had sentenced him to death on December 31, 2012.
According to a media report, the Parents of the Indian worker is ready for a negotiated settlement to the case and has demanded more than QR100,000 as blood money(amounting to 3.5 million Lankan rupees).
Sri Lankan Embassy in Qatar had informed the situation to the External Affairs Ministry.
The Ministry of External Affairs said that all steps will be taken to release Wengadaslam Sudeshkar.