Sri Lankan hangmen wanted as drug traffickers face death penalty
The roles pay about £158 per month, and candidates should be Sri Lankan, male, aged 18 to 45 and with "excellent moral character".
Sri Lanka is trying to hire two hangmen after bringing back the death penalty for drug traffickers.
In a move inspired by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena said last week he wants to resume the use of capital punishment for drug traffickers in the next two months.
A recruitment advert has appeared in the state-run Daily News offering the posts at 36,310 rupees (£158) per month, which is above average for a government job.
Drug trafficking is a capital offence in Sri Lanka, but the country's last execution for any crime took place in 1976. Death sentences have been commuted to life in prison since then.
Anyone wishing to apply for the role of executioner should be Sri Lankan, male, aged between 18 and 45, and have both "excellent moral character" and "mental strength," according to the ad.
The country's recent history with executioners suggest it may prove difficult to fill the posts.
Sri Lanka's last hangman quit in 2014 without ever having to execute anyone, claiming he was too stressed out by the sight of the gallows, while another hired last year never turned up for work.