Sirisena stressed that every step would be taken to combat the drug trafficking and will not reverse his decision to implement the death penalty.
Congress member Pradeep Tamta said that countries around the world were moving away from awarding capital punishment and India should also follow the suit.
A POCSO court convicted Rajkumar under section 302 (murder) and 363 (kidnapping) and also sentenced him to imprisonment till last breath under section 376 (rape).
In April, it carried out a mass execution of 37 men, which Amnesty says included a young Shiite male arrested at 16.
Pakistan's military rarely discloses such convictions, though it says the process of accountability within the army is very tough.
Sirisena felt that the execution of drug convicts is necessary w.r.t the fast-spreading drug menace in the island nation.
According to Justice Joseph, the irrevocable nature of the sentence and the fact that the death row convicts are, for that period, hanging between life and death are to be duly considered.
District and Sessions Judge Rajesh Bhardwaj sentenced the seven after convicting them on charges of murder, attempt to murder and rioting, armed with deadly weapons.
The draft resolution, taken up in the Third Committee of the General Assembly Tuesday, was approved with a recorded vote of 123 in favour, 36 against and 30 abstentions.
The statement by local people staying near the victims’ house, turned crucial in finding the culprit.
Capital punishment in Malaysia is currently mandatory for murder, kidnapping, possession of firearms and drug trafficking, among other crimes.
Fernando Candia, a 32-year-old chef, and Felipe Osiadacz, 28, are on trial for allegedly killing a Malaysian man in a hotel lobby less than 24 hours after they arrived in the country for a holiday.
The paper opines that before expanding death penalty to child rapists, the government should have carried out a scientific assessment to check whether death penalty has acted as a deterrent for crime
A crucial bill seeking to provide death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Monday.
Juvenile convicts can't be given death penalty for every case of rape, murder: Justice Madan B Lokur
Among those present at the function were Supreme Court Judge Dipak Gupta, MP High Court Chief Justice Hemant Gupta and other legal luminaries.