Thursday, 14 November 2019 06:27

Presidential pardon for 267 prisoners

Commissioner of Prisons Bandula Jayasinghe yesterday said President Maithripala Sirisena has approved the release of 267 prisoners under a presidential pardon.

This amnesty will be given to prisoners with no relation the 40 crimes listed including murder, mugging, child abuse, rape and exploitation of drugs.

The Commissioner of Prisons said this was implemented for prisoners above the age of 65 years.

(Daily Mirror)

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